Kalglo Electric Radiant Infrared Heaters Used in Horse Barns Since 1979

Heater Used In Regular Horse Stall. Kalglo File Photo

Benefits and Features

Various Models to Choose From

Since there are several models of heaters, controls, and thermostats to choose from, we will attempt to give you an understanding of each, followed by some recommendations to help you choose the right model(s) for your horse barn.

In general, Kalglo stall heaters are 6" wide and 65" long and are available in either 240 volts or 120 volts. They are all aluminum with baked enamel finish in beige (dust doesn't show as much) and they have durable metal sheath heating elements (no glass to break). Each heater comes complete with a 7 ft. cord and plug, hardware, and enough hanging chain to hang the heater 6 1/2 ft. down from the ceiling. In a typical horse stall or wash stall, only one heater is needed and it is usually suspended about 8 ft. above the floor.

  • Model HS-2420 240 volt, 2000 watts, 8.3 amps - 65" heater without built-in manual heat control
  • Model HS-1215 120 volt, 1500 watts, 12.5 amps - 65" heater without built-in manual heat control

    Base model heaters, listed above, are either turned on full or off at a wall switch. They are usually used without any controls or thermostats in wash stalls or grooming areas, or wherever the subject is under the heater for less than one hour.

  • Model PR-2436RS 240 volt, 15 amp hard wired wall mounted intensity control for 1 HS-2420 heater
  • Model PR-1218RS 120 volt, 15 amp hard wired wall mounted intensity control for 1 HS-1215 heater

    Wall mounted manual intensity controls, listed above, are to be used with base model heaters. A manual intensity control lets you vary the heater output for a low, medium, or high intensity and it also lets you turn the heater off. The manual control does not shut the heater off at a certain air temperature - the heater operates at the intensity you have set until you manually turn it off when the heat is not needed. A medium intensity setting is most common, but for foaling or during severely cold temperatures, the high setting should be used. Manual intensity controls are usually used for the horses in their stalls when they are under the heaters for hours. The wall mounted control is a single gang stainless steel wall plate, with pigtail wires attached and is to be hardwired into an extra deep single gang electrical box feeding the outlet where the heater plugs in (one heater per control).

  • Model HS-2420RS 240 volt, 2000 watts, 8.3 amps - 65" heater with built-in manual heat control
  • Model HS-1215RS 120 volt, 1500 watts, 12.5 amps - 65" heater with built-in manual heat control

    Manual intensity controls also come built-in to the end of the heaters, listed above. They operate the same as the wall mounted controls. Note: wall mounted controls would not be used with these heater models since the wall mounted controls would be redundant.

    Model HTH-1 120 volt or 240 volt, 22 amps, hardwired thermostat - it will handle either (1) 120 volt 65" heater or (2) 240 volt 65" heaters
    Model HTP-1 120 volt only, 15 amps, portable/plug-in thermostat - it has a 6 ft. cord with a grounded plug for the 120 volt heater, similar to Christmas tree lights

    Two models of 0-100 degree range thermostats, listed above, are available to automatically turn the heaters on and off for you. A thermostat should be considered an option only - it is not really needed unless there is no one around to turn the heater off. Thermostats work independently of the heaters and sense the air temperature in the barn, as governed mostly by the outside air temperature, not the radiant heat under the heater. A thermostat should not be positioned within the radiant heat pattern or it will shut the heater off within minutes.

    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

    Models for Existing Horse Barns without 240 volts (120 volts only)

    Wash Stall Aisle/Grooming Area Horse/Foaling Stall Tack Room
    (2)HS-1215 (2)HS-1215 (1)HS-1215RS (1)HS-1215 & (1)HTP-1

    Wash stall showing two Kalglo heaters 8 ft. above the floor.

    Photo of "Sam" courtesy of Sue Rochon. Kalglo File Photo

    Installation Recommendations

    General: Kalglo 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 advisable.

    For quick referral to: General Information About Kalglo Electric Radiant Infrared Heaters

    For quick referral to: Frequently Asked Questions for Kalglo Horse Stall Heaters

    For quick referral to: Testimonials From Customers

    Please feel free to contact us for prices or if you have questions.

    Kalglo Electronics Co., Inc.
    7279 Park Drive
    Bath PA 18014 USA
    Tel No: 610-837-0700
    Fax No: 610-837-7978
    E-Mail: kalglo@kalglo.com

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