Electric Floor Heating and Snow Melting Systems, North York

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, North York

Snow Melting Systems, North York

Arguably one of the most difficult parts of winter is clearing snow and ice off your driveway and walkways. Inclement weather can cause ice and snow to accumulate, and the constant precipitation makes it difficult for homeowners to find the time to continuously shovel snow. As a result, many people choose to install an electric snow melting system in their homes to cut down on the time and effort spent clearing the snow.

A snow melting system works by utilizing heated mats/cables which are placed under the driveway or walkway. The heated cables/mats can be turned on when it begins snowing, and it will gradually melt the ice and snow. Snow melting systems do not require much in terms of hardware an equipment; in addition to the heated cables/mats, you may also need to purchase a relay panel, controller and/or sensor.

Electric snow melting is one the most reliable and effective ways to remove snow from your driveways/walkways. They can also be used to remove snow and ice from stairs and parking lots. If you’re looking to install a snow melting system in your home, contact 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, North York

Many Canadians struggle with feeling warm and comfortable during the winter. A reliable and affordable way to keep warm in the winter is to install electric floor heating in your home. Floor heating can be installed in many rooms, such as bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens, and can even be installed in colder areas such as the basement, which are difficult to heat up using a traditional heater. Heated floors provide many benefits including increased comfort, reduced utility costs and higher energy efficiency.

Electric floor heating is compatible with a variety of different floors, including but not limited to hardwood, vinyl and laminate. It works in a similar manner as electric snow melting systems, where heated cables need to be placed under the floor in your home. Though homeowners may be worried about whether heated floors are a hazard, the installation process poses no safety risk, and the floor heating system itself is designed to eliminate any risk of a fire or electric shock. 

Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information on electric floor heating and snow melting systems! Our team operates within North York 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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