Electric Floor Heating and Snow Melting Systems, Etobicoke

This winter, don't let the snow and ice get you down. With the installation of a snow removal system and electric floor heating system, you'll never have to worry about shovelling snow again, or having freezing cold floors in your home.
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Electric Floor Heating and Snow Melting Systems, Etobicoke

Snow Melting Systems, Etobicoke

Canadian winters are known for being long and cold, with many people struggling with snow and ice accumulation around their home. Clearing snow from walkways and driveways is a tedious but necessary task for homeowners to increase accessibility and reduce the risk of slipping on the ice. An electric snow melting system is a reliable and efficient solution to snow accumulation, and reduces the amount of snow shovelling that homeowners need to do.

A snow melting system entails installing heated mats and/or cables under the pavement, which will be able to clear the accumulated snow and ice on areas such as driveways, walkways, parking lots and stair. Electric snow melting systems are quick and easy to install, and do not require extensive hardware. In addition to the heated cables and/or mats, snow melting systems may also require a relay panel, a controller and sensors.

Here at Made Electric, we can help you determine what type of snow melting system is best suited for your home, and guide you through the entire installation process. Feel free to contact us for more information!

Electric Floor Heating, Etobicoke

In the winter it can be tough to beat the cold, especially when your home is cold and the floors are uncomfortable and chilly. A solution that many homeowners opt for is installing electric floor heating in their home. Electric floor heating is a quick and efficient way to heat up your home while minimizing energy costs, and is commonly installed in bathrooms, basements, kitchens and bedrooms. 

Many homeowners think that they need to install a certain type of floor in their homes in order to get a floor heating system, but in reality floor heating systems are compatible with various types of floors such as hardwood, vinyl, tile and laminate. Regardless of the type of floor you have in your home, electric floor heating systems are easy to install, and easily customizable based off your home’s individual needs. 

If you’re considering installing a floor heating system, contact Made Electric today! Our team operates within Etobicoke and the GTA, and is committed to helping meet all of your needs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long can we expect our indoor floor heating system to last?

Most electric floor heating systems come with 25 year warranties, though if maintained properly they typically have a lifespan of up to 30-40 years. It is recommended that you hire an expert who understands the maintenance of electric heating systems to ensure it’s always in good shape.

How much electricity does electric floor heating use?

Electric floor heating systems are normally very efficient and use less energy than other heating systems/appliances. A typical electric floor heating system uses approximately 12-15 watts per hour, per square foot.

What is the difference between an electric snow melting system and a hydronic system?

Though both systems are equally capable of clearing snow/ice buildup, and have similar material costs, electric systems are much easier to install and maintain. Electric systems have a much higher energy efficiency and are capable of delivering the same performance as hydronic systems with less energy consumption.

How quickly do electric snow melting systems melt snow?

The amount of snow and ice cleared per hour depends on a variety of factors, such as temperature and level of snow. Generally speaking, most electric snow melting systems are designed to melt 1″ – 3″ of snow per hour.

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