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    A Guide to Snow Removal, Snow Melting Mats & Home Maintenance

    Shoveling Increases Heart Attacks, Study Shows

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Dec 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM

    A recent Canadian study proves what homeowners in cold-weather climates have always suspected: the risk of heart attack increases following a snowfall.

    The study was conducted in Quebec from 1981 to 2014 and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers studied 128,000 heart attack cases and some 68,000 deaths and found that eight inches of snowfall raised the risk of a heart attack in men by 16 percent and the risk of dying by one third.

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    Topics: Heated Floor Mats, Shoveling, Health

    All You Ever Wanted to Know About Heated Driveways: 5 Facts About Heated Driveways

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 15, 2017 12:00:00 AM

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    Topics: Driveway, Heated Floor Mats, Heated Driveways

    How do Heated Floor Mats Work (and the technology behind them)

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 18, 2016 12:48:00 PM


    From self-operating vacuums to wireless thermostats, technology allows for the automation of many aspects of property ownership. Property maintenance has become hassle-free through technological gains, so why should it be any different when it comes to winter snow removal? 

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    Topics: Snow Removal, Snow Melting Mats, Heated Floor Mats

    Clearing Up Some Myths About Our Snow Melting Mats: 8 Questions You've Been Asking

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 9, 2016 10:30:00 PM

    As faithful blog readers know, we like to talk about anything and everything under the winter sun--how to prepare your home for winter, health concerns related to shoveling, hazards that the elderly should avoid in winter, etc.

    But as winter approaches ever closer, and customers start getting serious about snow removal, we’ve been getting a lot of great questions about HeatTrak mats.

    So today I want to delve into some of those, and address some of the key questions and comments we get here at HeatTrak headquarters, just to clarify some information about the mats.

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    Topics: Snow Removal, Heated Mats, Snow Melting Mats, Heated Floor Mats

    Protect your Patio with Outdoor Heated Floor Mats

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 7, 2016 8:50:00 AM

    Did you know that snow, ice and moisture are incredibly damaging to your patios and outdoor spaces? While we expect some wear and tear on our patios each winter season, snowstorms can accelerate the aging process. Regardless of the material of your patio, all surfaces incur damage from snow and ice.

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    Topics: Snow Removal, Property Maintenance, Heated Floor Mats, Snow Melting

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Heated Floor Mats This Winter

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM


    The snow removal benefits are obvious, but that’s not the only reason to upgrade your snow removal method to heated floor mats this winter. Here are our top 10 reasons to use heated mats all winter long:

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    Topics: Snow Melting Mats, Heated Floor Mats, Winter

    What is the difference between Residential & Industrial Heated Floor Mats?

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

    By now you’ve done your research to understand which snow removal method is right for you and have decided that heated floor mats make the most sense. HeatTrak offers two types of mats - Residential and Industrial - to suit our customer needs. In order to find out which mat is best for you, here are the three questions you need to ask yourself:

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    Topics: Snow Melting Mats, Heated Floor Mats

    3 Reasons Outdoor Heated Floor Mats are Worth the Investment

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 3, 2016 2:44:00 PM

    With so many snow removal methods on the market, it can be overwhelming to understand which is the best method for you. While deicing solutions can be tempting to use in the winter due to their effectiveness they are time consuming, environmentally hazardous and break down the materials of your driveway and walkways. Although they can be great short-term solutions, in the long run they rack up serious damages and costs! Here’s the top three reasons that outdoor heated floor mats are worth the investment for next year!

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    Topics: Snow Removal, Home Maintenance, Snow Melting Mats, Heated Floor Mats

    3 Snow Removal Methods for Your Concrete Driveway

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Jul 11, 2016 9:40:00 AM

    Removing snow and ice from concrete driveways is a major concern for many homeowners living in regions with significant winter precipitation. By ridding their driveways of unwelcome winter weather, they prevent slips and falls, extend the life of their concrete, and lessen the need for concrete repair work. A few of the most effective ways to remove snow from your concrete driveway are briefly discussed below.

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    Topics: Driveway, Heated Mats, Heated Floor Mats, Winter, Concrete

    How to Store Heated Floor Mats in Summer?

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Jun 10, 2016 3:53:00 PM

    While you might find yourself wishing for a big snow plow during a heavy winter storm, when it comes time to store your equipment for the off-season, you might be glad you don’t have to deal with the storage of heavy machinery.

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    Topics: Snow Removal, Snow Melting Mats, Heated Floor Mats

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