Electric Floor Heating and Snow Melting Systems, Scarborough

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, Scarborough

Snow Melting Systems, Scarborough

Canadian winters can be incredibly brutal, mainly because of the ice and snow. Each year, many homeowners struggle with clearing the snow which accumulates on driveways and walkways. The constant precipitation can make it difficult for people to continuously shovel snow, and as a result, many homeowners choose to install an electric snow melting system which can help cut down on the time and effort spent clearing the snow.

In order to install a snow melting system, heated mats and/or cables need to be placed underneath the pavement on your sidewalks/driveways. These mats/cables are connected to a sensor and relay panel, which will sense when temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, and will automatically turn on the snow melting system. The hardware required is not extensive at all, and the snow melting system is quick and easy to install.

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, Scarborough

Other than snow removal, another big challenge for many Canadians during the winter is trying to avoid the cold. An affordable and reliable way to keep warm in the winter is to install electric floor heating in your home. It is possible to install floor heating in many rooms and locations such as kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, and can even be installed in colder areas such as the basement. There are many benefits to electric floor heating, such as a higher energy efficiency, increased comfort and reduced utility costs.

Similar to electric snow melting systems, electric floor heating systems require heated cables/mats to be placed under the floors in your home. Another great component of floor heating systems is that they are compatible with various types of flooring, including but not limited to vinyl, hardwood, tile and laminate. The installation process is also very safe and the heating system itself poses no risk of fire or electric shock.

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