Electric Floor Heating and Snow Melting Systems, Markham

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, Markham

Snow Melting Systems, Markham

Every winter, many Canadian homeowners have to acclimate to the cold and snow. Though the cold temperatures make Canadian winters more difficult to deal with, one of the biggest problems that homeowners face is snow and ice accumulation around their home. Removing the snow from driveways and walkways is a tedious yet essential task that occurs every winter, and is necessary to ensure accessibility and reduce the risk of slipping on ice. One of the quickest and most effective ways of removing snow and ice easily is by using an electric snow melting system

Installing a snow melting system usually entails placing heated cables and/or mats under your driveway or walkway, which will quickly clear the accumulates ice and snow. This system can be installed in various locations, such as parking lots, stairs and sidewalks. Electric snow melting systems are very easy and quick to install, and do not require an extensive amount of hardware in addition to the heated cables/mats. The other pieces of hardware which may be required are relay panels, sensors and controllers.

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, Markham

One of the many ways homeowners opt to add comfort to their homes during chilly winters is by installing electric floor heating. Electric floor heating is a quick and efficient way to warm up your home, and is usually installed in basements, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. It also is a great way to heat up your home while minimizing energy costs.

A common misconception is that many people have about electric floor heating is that a certain type of flooring is required. In reality, floor heating systems are compatible with a variety of flooring, including but not limited to hardwood, tile, vinyl and laminate. Regardless of the type of floors you have in your home, the installation process is quick and easy, and can be customized based off your home’s individual needs.

If you’re considering installing a floor heating system, contact Made Electric today! Our team operates within Markham 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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