Cool Barns Electronically Controlled Heater

This is a unique heater system because the radiant output of the heaters is controlled via infrared sensing and automatic feedback. An infrared sensor is placed under a representative heater and close to the subject. The sensor “feels” the temperature, air movement, the mean radiant temperature (MRT) of the surroundings, in addition to the infrared output of the overhead heaters that the subject feels.


Cool Barn Stall Heater Information

The Cool Barn stall heaters are 6 inches wide and 65-inches long and are available in 240 or 120 volts. The heaters are all aluminum with a baked enamel finish and they have durable metal sheath heating elements. Each heater comes complete with a 7-foot cord and plug, hardware, and enough hanging chain to hang the heater 6 1/2 feet down from the ceiling. In a typical horse or wash stall, only one heater is needed and it is usually suspended about 8 feet above the floor. Our most popular model is: Model HS-2420 240 volt, 2000 watts, 8.3 amps.


Efficient & Superior Heating System

This is a very efficient heating system. It is far superior to a slower acting thermostat that only senses air temperature and provides either on or off switches for full radiant heat or no radiant heat.  On-off switches or thermostats are fine for large, adult animals which only need heat on very cold days. But radiant heaters are best for continuous, life-process heating of small, newborn animals. On-off switches or thermostats can cause stress on these young animals.

Benefits and Features

  • Keep your horses warm and comfortable, great for new born foals!
  • Heat the horses, not the air in the whole barn!
  • Dry horses faster in wash stalls – splashing will not damage heating element
  • Warm show horses during the quick shedding of winter coats using an independent light source
  • Provide a large radiant heat pattern without visible light
  • Save wear and tear on costly blankets
  • Durable metal sheath heating element lasts many years – much better than glass heat lamps!
  • Easy to install
  • Made in the USA!


Model HS-2420
Electric Infrared Heater.
Durable, metal-sheath Kalglo® element.
2000W, 240V, 8.3A, 65″x6″x6″, 11 lbs.

Recommended Models/Quantities For Various Uses
(240 volt models are generally recommended whenever possible)
Models for New, Remodeled, or Existing Horse Barns with 240 volts

Wash Stall Aisle/Grooming Area Horse/Foaling Stall Tack Room
(1)HS-2420 (1)HS-2420 (1)HS-2420 & (1)PR-2436RS (1)HS-2420 & (1)HTH-1

Installation Recommendation

General: These heaters are most efficient when facing down (not angled to one side) in draft-free environments. Keep exterior doors closed if possible. When hanging the heater, clinch all hooks closed. Leave some excess chain to adjust the height of the heater if necessary. The optimum distance between heater and subject is usually about 3 ft. For full size horses, hang the heater approximately 8-9 ft. above the floor or 4-5 ft. for miniature horses. The heater should be approximately 3-4 ft. above the horse’s back. Do not mount heater directly against the ceiling – allow a 6 in. air gap if possible.

Wash Stall: The ideal position for the heater should be lengthwise with the horse, with one end of the heater located above the horse’s withers. If two heaters are used, hang them lengthwise with the horse and space them approximately 3 ft. apart so the horse stands in-between, with one heater on either side.

Horse/Foaling Stall: Usually it is best to hang the heater about 4 ft. from one side of the stall, not directly in the center, to allow some room for the horse to move away from the radiant heat pattern. In a foaling stall where there is a divider, temporarily lower the heater down to about 6 ft. above the floor in the foal’s area for greater warmth. Foals will seek out the warm area.

Tack Room: Hang the heater about 7 ft. above the floor and position the heater so it radiates heat on the tack to help control mold and mildew. If the tack room is totally enclosed, the heater will also increase the air temperature inside the room, so use of an optional thermostat is also advisable.