Heating our horse barn

My husband and I are avid horseback riders. We get involved in local competitions and even have a horse barn on our own property. In the summer, the neighborhood kids come out and help with little chores like clearing trash trees around the paddock or helping bring in the hay in exchange for riding lessons. In the winter, it’s just my husband and I. In the barn, we have electricity running out to it, which helps us get everything done in the little daylight we have. By the time we get home from work, it’s dark out and freezing cold. But thanks to those power lines, our horsebarn can be kept warm with the use of two great electric furnaces. These little space heaters put out a type of non-drying heat. Powered by infrared technology, they work to warm up living things, rather than just creating hot air. This helps us greatly in the winter when we’re feeding the horses and brushing them down after letting them in for the night. Since the space heaters are electric, they don’t put off the emissions like CO2. This means these little furnaces are a lot safer for our horses than say a propane heater would be. Sure the electric furnaces are trickier, since we can’t bring them anywhere like we could with a propane space heater. However, what’s safest for us and our horses is what matters most to us. No matter how cold it gets in the winter, we know that we’ll start warming up with the space heaters once we get the horses safely tucked away in our barn.

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