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HeatTrak HR10-30 Residential Snow-Melting Stair Mat, 10 Inch by 30 Inch, 120 Volt

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HeatTrak HR10-30 Residential Snow-Melting Stair Mat, 10 Inch by 30 Inch, 120 Volt

Product Features

  • Snow-melting stair mat for residential use; measures 10 x 30 inches
  • Can be used independently or interconnected to other stair or walkway mats
  • Made of customized thermoplastic material
  • Melts 2 inches of snow per hour; designed to be left outside for the entire winter season
  • Requires 120-volt power unit (sold separately)

Product Description

Keep your home stairs safe and snow-free all winter long with HeatTrak’s Residential Snow-Melting Stair Mat. This electric heating mat melts snow on contact to prevent snow and ice accumulation on stairs around the home. Simple to use: Just lay it out, plug it in, and watch snow melt on contact. No more Shoveling, No more Salting, and No more Slipping! Each Residential Mat is designed with watertight connector cables enabling it to connect to additional Residential Mats. Connect Residential Stair Mats and Residential Walkway Mats to cover any size area! Each set of Residential Mats requires 1 HeatTrak Power Unit (sold separately, Model HR-P) to connect the system to an electrical outlet. Up to 13 amps can be connected on a single Power Unit; That’s either 15 Residential Stair Mats, 5 Residential Walkway Mats, or any combination thereof. See Selection Guide in the Product Details section for more information. Each mat sold separately. Size: 10 Inches x 30 Inches, Amps: 0.6, Voltage: 120Vac, Material: Customized Thermoplastic. When ordering, remember these important points: The Power Unit is not included; Each set of HeatTrak Residential Snow-Melting Mats requires 1 Power Unit (model no. HR-P) to connect the system to an electrical outlet. If you don’t buy a Power Unit your mats will not work. This item requires a 120V electrical outlet. This mat is for snow-melting only; Never cover mats, never use indoors, and never use for animals or animal houses. Do not use on composite decking. The mat is waterproof and designed to be left outside all winter long. Residential Products can only connect to Residential Products; They do not connect to Industrial Products. Each mat sold separately.

Prevent snow and ice accumulation on stairs around your home with this snow-melting stair mat, part of HeatTrak’s system of continuous snow melting mats for residential use. The mat is made of a customized thermoplastic can be left outside for the entire winter season, and it plugs into any standard 120-volt outlet to generate heat to melt snow at a rate of 2-inch per hour (power unit sold separately).

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Connect a mixture of walkway and stair mats (view larger)…

 

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…or just choose one style (view larger).

The HeatTrak residential snow-melting system includes this 10 x 30-inch stair mat and an optional walkway mat, and you can mix and match stair and walkway mats to create your perfect snow-melting solution. They’re designed with a watertight connector cable, and you can connect up to five walkway mats or up to 15 stairway mats or a combination of both styles of mats (up to a total of 15 amps; see more details below). Each mat (walkway and stair) is sold as a single unit. It’s backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

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Stair mat and walkway mat (view larger).

Safer, Cleaner Walkways

HeatTrak’s heating mats are the best solution for winter slip prevention, as they continuously melt snow and ice keeping surfaces constantly clear. And with a HeatTrak system in place there is no need for shoveling, leaving you with a happier back and healthier heart. Additionally, HeatTrak mats eliminate the need for salting entranceways, which can lead to messy floors indoors. HeatTrak mats also help preserve sidewalks, as calcium chloride will eat away at walkways over time.

Easily Portable, No Expensive Installations

With HeatTrak there is no need for expensive installations. HeatTrak mats are portable and designed to lie on top of existing surfaces. Just place a HeatTrak mat over existing walkways, stairs, entranceways, and ramps to provide a clean and safe passageway for foot and wheelchair access.

Durable and Safe

The engineers at HeatTrak have taken great care to develop a durable, safe, and effective snow and ice melting system, which can be left outside for the entire winter season. HeatTrak mats are made of an electrically operated heating element that’s sandwiched between two protective, waterproof surfaces, allowing them to endure harsh wear. They plug directly into any standard 120-volt outlet using their own ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

HeatTrak Snow-Melting System

With the HeatTrak snow-melting system, you can mix and match stair mats and walkway mats to create your perfect snow-melting solution. The heart of the system is the power unit (model HR-P, sold separately and required for power), which connects to a properly grounded, standard 120-volt electrical power outlet. The power unit enables you to connect a total of 15 amps, and a single power unit can connect up to 5 walkway mats (2.5 amps each) or up to 15 stair mats (0.6 amps each), or combine a mixture of the two so that the total comes to 15 amps or less. If your connected mats exceed 15 amps, you’ll have to split up the mats and use a second power unit plugged into a separate outlet.

Walkway mats measure 20 x 60 inches, and you’ll need one for every 5 feet of sidewalk (providing a space of approximately 3 inches between each mat). Sidewalk mats measure 10 x 30 inches, and you’ll need one for each stair. As an example, if you have a 20-foot walkway with three stairs, you’ll need four walkway mats, three stair mats, and one power unit (as the mats add up to 11.8 amps). The mats are daisy-chained to one another using male/female power connectors. (Note that residential mats cannot be connected to HeatTrak’s industrial products.)

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How the mats connect (view larger).

The power unit has a 6-foot cable, but if your electrical outlet is beyond that reach, HeatTrak recommends using its 25-foot cable extender (model HR-EXT25) with a watertight seal–providing more protection against water and moisture than other outdoor-rated extension cords. Additionally, when you have a stairway mat connected to a walkway mat, you’ll need a 20-inch extender (model HR-EXT20).

Because they’re designed to be left outside all winter long, you can put your HeatTrak mats out before the winter starts and turn them on when you expect snow. For best results, turn on your HeatTrak mast at least 30 minutes before snowfall so that it melts snow on contact (turning on the mats after snowfall will take longer to melt). Then, keep the mats on a few hours after snow has stopped as you may have water runoff. The mats work effectively down to -5 degrees F and melt snow at approximately 2 inches per hour.

HeatTrak mats can be used on most surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, stone, and wood decks. However, decks made of plastic/composite material can act as an insulator, and use of HeatTrak mats can leave burn marking or staining. To avoid this, it’s best to operate the mat during snow fall hours and not leave them on for extended periods of time, or place strips of plywood under the mats to allow the heat to be properly distributed.

To operate the mats, you will need to go outside to turn them on via the power unit. To automatically control the mats from inside your home, you can purchase the optional wireless control outlet and switch (model HR-Wireless). Alternatively, you can purchase HeatTrak’s optional 10-inch thermostat extension cable (model HR-Therm3550), which plugs into the power unit from an electrical outlet and will automatically turn on your mats when the temperature drops below 35 degrees F. Another option is HeatTrak’s thermostat and snow sensing controller (model DS-2B), which turns on your mats when the temperature is below 38 degrees F and it senses moisture (requires hardwired installation by a certified electrician).

HeatTrak Accessories

power unit 25ft ext 20in ext thermo wireless therm ext
120-volt Power Unit
25-foot Extender
20-inch Extender
Thermostat Controller
Wireless Switch
Thermostat Extension

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Customer Reviews


28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Solution For Icy Steps – Recommended, November 25, 2010
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C. Hill “CFH” (South-Central, PA USA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: HeatTrak HR10-30 Residential Snow-Melting Stair Mat, 10 Inch by 30 Inch, 120 Volt (Lawn & Patio)
We bought two of the HeatTrak HR10-30 Safety Tread Mats and several HeatTrak HR20-60 Residential Snow & Ice Heated Walkway Mat, 20-Inch by 5-Foot, 120 Volt to make a snow and ice free path from my front porch to our driveway. These mats require HeatTrak HR-P Residential Snow & Ice Heated Stair Mat Control Unit With 6-Foot Power Cord (not included) to control up to fifteen of these (or a combination of both mat types). These work as hoped, but one of the two units I received was defective (replaced quickly by Amazon). Here are my observations:

Pros –
+ Easy To Install; units connect easily via waterproof couplers (see picture in “Customer Images”)
+ Works Well; heated up to 80+ degrees Fahrenheit within 15 minutes

Cons –
– Ends Curl; unsecured ends curl up

We had sleet the day after getting these and the units made short work of melting the ice.

Recommended!

CFH

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
curled up edges are dangerous, January 3, 2013
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This review is from: HeatTrak HR10-30 Residential Snow-Melting Stair Mat, 10 Inch by 30 Inch, 120 Volt (Lawn & Patio)
I had older versions of these Heattrak step warmers which are heavy rubber and I was happy with. I wanted more, but that version is no longer made. These however are flimsy and the edges curl up. They have been inside in the warm temp for 24 hours and still curl and I even had a weight on one end and it still curls. They SMELL like plastic. The old ones smelled like rubber. I am VERY unhappy about this purchase. If you could have experienced the old heavy rubber ones you would see that these new versions are crappy and cheaply made. If these don’t stop curling I will have to return them. I can’t secure the edges on stone steps and they are a safety hazard like this.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Works great!, January 22, 2011
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DCL (Concord, MA United States) – See all my reviews

This review is from: HeatTrak HR10-30 Residential Snow-Melting Stair Mat, 10 Inch by 30 Inch, 120 Volt (Lawn & Patio)
We purchased a walkway mat and 2 stair mats, which fortunately were delivered the day before a predicted snowstorm. They linked together easily and the curled-up ends flattened quickly after heating. The snowstorm arrived as predicted and the mats performed exactly as promised. 8″ of snow melted without problem and the mats were able to keep up with the snowfall rate of 1-2″ per hour. Safe footing on the steps and walkway to the garage make these a worthwhile expenditure!

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