Prevent snow and ice accumulation right at your door with this heating entrance mat from HeatTrak. This 24 x 36-inch version has a ribbed carpet surface in charcoal gray, providing your home or business with the look of a stylish high-end welcome mat. It 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. The door mat comes with its own 120-volt power unit.
The HeatTrak door mat with included power unit.
Prevent snow and ice accumulation where slips and falls happen most: outside the front door.
With HeatTrak there is no need for expensive installations. The HeatTrak door mat is portable and designed to lie on top of existing surfaces. Just place it right outside your door for a welcome that's free of snow and ice.
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).
Using Your HeatTrak Snow-Melting Door Mat
The included 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.
Because it's designed to be left outside all winter long, you can put your HeatTrak door mat out before the winter starts and turn it on when you expect snow. For best results, turn on your HeatTrak mat at least 30 minutes before snowfall so that it melts snow on contact (turning on the mat after snowfall will take longer to melt). Then, keep the mat on a few hours after snow has stopped as you may have water runoff. The door mat works 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 door mat, you will need to go outside to turn it on via the power unit. To automatically control the mat 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.
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Amazon.com:3.9 out of 5 stars 64 reviews
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsdoes its jobDec 25 2008
By eaglepub - Published on Amazon.com
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I live in the Central Rockies and we've gotten 2-3' snowfalls at a time and this mat has kept the entryway clear and dry, including some subzero nights. Really worth the price. It has prevented the usual accumulation of ice and snow in this area that can prevent opening the door, and it reduces the amount of snow that gets tracked indoors. (We have a wooden deck, so it is hard to remove ice without gouging the wood.) An unexpected bonus is that our dog loves to sit on it and that extends the time he enjoy outdoors!
58 of 63 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 starswe put it in the trash and called it a loss.Jan. 7 2009
By seeandbeseen - Published on Amazon.com
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The HeatTrak does what it says; it stays warm all the time and snow and ice melt away. There were two disappointments though. One is that Amazon's photo of the product shows an on-off switch positoned on the cord and you would think that you could leave the mat plugged in all the time, just switching it on/off as needed. The mat we received has no mid-cord control and must be turned on and off by stepping outside and unplugging or plugging it in. Big difference since our outlet is not convenient to use, and no good for energy savings, either. The other disappointment is that right out of the box, the Heat Trak smells very strongly of rubber and has continued to smell for 4 weeks. We get a whiff every time we open the door. Additionally, we got this so that our dog would have a warm dry spot to wait until we let her in. Instead, she avoids the mat and has never yet sat on it.
Update: After six weeks it quit working entirely. It's heavy and unwieldy and the box it had come in was splitting at the seams when it arrived; we hadn't saved it. Buying new packaging and shipping it back for the warranty would have been like throwing good money after bad. We gave up on the idea and tossed it out.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 starsHeat trak electric heated door matDec 20 2008
By wfrey34112 - Published on Amazon.com
Works as advertised. I was hesitant to purchase this item sight unseen but I am glad I did. It even dries the concrete porch for several inches around the mat.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Product & Works Better Than AdvertisedJan. 22 2011
By Michael J. Panasuik - Published on Amazon.com
I live in New England and my front door is North facing. Nothing I have tried has helped with the snow and ice buildup on the roof from dripping on my front steps & entry. My front steps and landing are masonry and brick so it is impossible to treat them with ice melt products. I tried using kitty litter or just plain sand but just ended up with a mess. A few years ago I took a header on the steps a couple of people almost took falls. I gave in to applying some liquid ice melt that was supposed to be harmless to masonry but it ate the mortar between the bricks. I can't imagine if I used rock salt. After having the steps repaired ($1,800) I purchased the Heattrak three pack of stair treads and a couple of 2X3 door mats. I run them all off a 50' extension cord from the garage and they work like a charm. I just plug the extension in when I need them. Also there is a GFI on every unit that can be used as a on and off switch. I have had the GFI units & plugs covered with melting snow and never had a problem. This is my third year using them and I couldn't be more pleased. My son just bought a house with a North facing entry and I came on the site to order he and his wife a set. Great product. I have one hint. When stepping on the treads and mats don't drag your feet because under a few conditions the tread can move a little. If you lift your feet and walk & step like you're supposed to your good to go. My wife doesn't like the look but it's better than broken bones or a lawsuit.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 starsHeatTrak Electric Mat Works!Dec 25 2008
By Jill A. Vogelsberg - Published on Amazon.com
Amazon Verified Purchase
I have the HeatTrak Mat for a few weeks now and it is used in front of my new outside basement entrance to ensure that Ice does not form and clog the drain. So far so good! It has worked to melt the snow that hits the mat directly as well as the snow within a few inches of the mat's perimeter. Only negative I can think of is a mild odor that will likely burn off with use.