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Heaters for Stables

During lockdown we temporarily moved to our stables in order to have some space and keep an eye on our animals properly. During the day it was fine but the evenings got quite chilly, quite quickly so we decided to look for an ethical and cheap source of heating. We looked at various heaters and having heard about infra-red heaters decided to start off with a small type to see if it worked or not.

When it arrived (very promptly) we were surprised by how small it was but installed it anyway. The heater came with all the fittings and was easy to wire into a plug although we decided to fit it into the lighting circuit and gave it its own switch.

When we turned it on we waited a few minutes and it began to warm up quite nicely. Very soon we were amazed at how much heat it gave out, the thing is, it's not like heat off a radiator, it's like sitting in the sun but without the brightness. The heater is only 180mm * 800mm and about 10mm thick, very lightweight and gives out an amazing amount of heat for such a small thing. The really odd thing with it, is that it doesn't burn if you touch it.

We will never go back to radiators now and although we have just the one in the barn we have since bought panel heaters to fit in the suspended ceiling at the office. These too are great particularly as the front door is often open letting cold air in, but as the heaters heat the object in line of their rays as opposed to the air itself our reception staff still feel the benefit.

It's an amazing piece of technology and I would recommend it to anyone.

My only words of caution would be to place the heaters where you will be in line with them and don't go for cheaper brands, we bought a couple of larger heaters from elsewhere and were very disappointed.

Warmest Regards

Chris Fleet