Friday, December 22, 2017

RECOMMENDED: Heat Trak mats - snow shovelling NOT required

After going through so many winters and paying for snow removal, I had had enough. I had slipped on the patio steps more than once - even once laying right on my back.

I searched Amazon for some heated mats and initially only found products that had really bad reviews.

Then I searched outside of Amazon and found Heat Trak. The reviews looked promising and while the return policy included a 15% restocking fee, I ordered a few just to try them out. If they worked, great - if not, I would only use one and return the others.

Well, no need. Check this out:



First time we used them, there was no snow but it was cold. We had people over and when they went outside in their socks, they were loving it - no boots needed!!

Then the snow came - sure enough - the mats worked perfectly. It's not instant - 2 inches of snow melts every hour but that's more than enough to get the job down. They aren't THAT expensive either (under $200 for a 5' mat)

Here are some links for Canada:

5' x 30'" long mat: http://amzn.to/2zeYbVJ

One caveat, if you buy the mat on its own, it doesn't come with a power supply. So here's the link for the power supply:

http://amzn.to/2BwOoA6


We also bought a smaller mat which is perfect for steps or smaller areas -http://amzn.to/2BkCq8A


HeatTrak


Here's a link to the company web site - definitely worth checking out. They also have some more industrial mats that are better for driveways but they are a tad expensive (>$1000).