Winter can be a magical season, but it also comes with its fair share of inconveniences, from freezing temperatures to snowy and icy walkways. With technology consistently evolving to make our lives easier, why not leverage automation for our home needs too? HeatTrak Snow and Ice Melting Mats bring you that convenience by melting away winter's challenges. If you’ve been curious about whether these mats can be automatically controlled, this blog post is for you.
The Need for Automation
Imagine the scenario: you’re sipping a warm cup of cocoa by the fireplace, watching snow gracefully blanket the world outside. The last thing you’d want to do is step out into the chilly air to switch on your snow melting mats. Thankfully, HeatTrak has ensured that you don’t have to.
Choose Your Controller
HeatTrak offers three types of automatic controllers, each catering to different needs and preferences:
Automatic Thermostat Extension Cable
Ideal for those who desire a set-and-forget solution. Simply plug this controller into a standard 120V outlet, and let the thermostat do the work. It senses when the outdoor temperature drops below 38°F, automatically powering on your mat. Once it detects temperatures rising above 50°F, it'll turn off. If your region endures prolonged freezing temperatures, consider one of the following options.
Outdoor Wi-Fi Wireless Outlet
Perfect for those always on the go or if you just love having control at your fingertips. Control your HeatTrak mat from virtually anywhere using your smartphone. Anticipate a snowstorm? Schedule the mats to activate just before it hits. The intuitive app, available for free, ensures you’re always in control.
Wireless Outlet and Remote Control
Designed for those who might not be smartphone enthusiasts. With the simple push of a button from within your home, activate or deactivate your mat. This solution is also great for homes with two mat systems, offering simplicity without compromising efficiency.
Is Automation for You?
The beauty of HeatTrak Snow and Ice Melting Mats is that they provide options. While automation offers unparalleled convenience, it’s not a necessity. You can choose to manually control the mats or even consult an electrician to install an indoor switch at a relatively affordable cost.
In a Nutshell
Winter might be unforgiving, but that doesn’t mean you can't be prepared. Whether you're a tech enthusiast or someone who loves simplicity, HeatTrak ensures your snow melting needs are met, offering both manual and automated solutions.
So, as the winter months draw near, ask yourself: Do you want to step out into the cold, or would you prefer a warmer, more convenient alternative?