Turning a set of stairs into a heating element?
My thought was this, I live in New England and of course there is a lot of snow and ice in the winter. I am going to have an exterior stair that leads to the third floor of my house and keeping them snow and ice free in the winter will be a major PITA! I have looked at a lot of different heating products but none seem optimal. I was thinking, after remembering small heating elements, similar to the coil you could just put into a glass of water to heat it, why couldn't I just turn the steps into a low temp heating element powered from the house's electricity?
Is this totally absurd or should it be possible? Any ides?