Electric Floor Heating and Snow Melting Systems, Oakville

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, Oakville

Snow Melting Systems, Oakville

Every winter, Canadians experience inclement weather which causes an excess of snow and ice to accumulate around their homes. It can be difficult to manually shovel snow, especially in the middle of winter when it’s constantly snowing and the amount of precipitation can be heavy. In order to reduce the amount of manual labour and shovelling needed each winter, many homeowners choose to install an electric snow melting system.

For snow melting systems, heated cables and mats are placed underneath the pavement on driveways and walkways. Though snow melting systems do not require an extensive amount of hardware, there are also sensors, controllers and relay panels which are typically installed alongside the heated cables and mats, and are able to trigger the snow melting system to turn on automatically when snow starts falling.

Electric snow melting is one the most effective and reliable 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, Oakville

In addition to shovelling snow, cold floors are another issue that many Canadians deal with in their homes. An affordable and reliable way to keep warm in the winter is to install electric floor heating. Floor heating has many benefits, including increased comfort, higher energy efficiency and reduced utility costs. 

A major misconception that many homeowners have about floor heating is that it requires a certain type of flooring. In reality, floor heating systems are compatible with a variety of different floors, including but not limited to tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl. The installation process is similar to snow melting systems, where heated cables need to be placed underneath the floors in your home. Floor heating systems are very safe, and by nature and designed to eliminate risk of electric shock or fire.

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