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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

HeatTrak on The Handyman Show with Glenn Haege

It doesn't matter if you read the Old Farmers Almanac or you watch the Weather Channel, you will get a forecast on how harsh our winter will be this year. No one can guarantee the weather, but one thing I can guarantee is that you will need to keep your walkways, front steps and porch free of snow and ice so no one will slip and fall on their way up to your house. Shoveling your walkways when the snow falls can do the trick, but that's not always practical with a busy lifestyle. Even when you do shovel, you're often left with a layer of slush that turns icy and slippery. Read More...

HeatTrak in Remodeling Magazine

The Residential Heated Walkway Mat, suitable for use on outdoor surfaces such as turf and concrete, can be left outside throughout the winter. Each 300-watt mat melts snow at a rate of 2 inches per hour down to 0 F. The 20-by-60-inch mats feature watertight connector cables for covering larger areas in combinations of up to five walkway mats, 18 safety stair treads, or a combination thereof, on a single control unit. Read More...

HeatTrak on Bobvila.com

Winter is the last thing on our minds, but I had to blog again about this cool winter walkway product. Back in February, when the cold winds were blowing down from Canada (and smoke from Quebec was NOT), we came across HeatTrak, a new plug-in product that unrolls to cover your walkway and stais and heats up the falling snow to provide a clear, ice-free walkable surface. (Watch the cool time-lapse video showing the product in use). Read More...

HeatTrak Reviewed on WBRE

With more than a month left in winter --we're bound to get hit with another snow storm. So tonight, we're testing heated floor mats that claim to end slipping, salting and shoveling. Consumer reporter Jeff Chirico puts it to the Tuesday Tryout. Sick of shoveling? Imagine if your walkway could look like this after a storm? This is video provided by HeatTrak. It’s a company that makes heated mats. It claims they make safer entranceways by melting snow on contact. Read More...

HeatTrak in JLC

"HeatTrak says its stair mats willprevent snow and ice buildup during a 2-inch-per-hour snowfall. Up to 10 mats can be connected to oneanother (in a parallel circuit) and plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet. More mats require a second power cord. Control options include a plug-in temperature sensor, a hard-wire snow sensor, and an outlet switch inside the entry door. The company also makes walkway mats." Read More...