Infrared radiant gas heaters for poultry houses and pig houses
Heating livestock houses is an important part of controlling the climate and behavior of animals in poultry and pig houses. Climate control ensures that animals stay warm when they need the extra heat. During the first couple of weeks, young animals in particular are very sensitive to hypothermia. These young animals don’t produce enough heat themselves, while they lack the insulating protection of a layer of feathers and/or fat. Poultry or pigs that feel comfortable in their environment will eat better, sleep better and therefor perform better. There are different possibilities when it comes to heating livestock. Gasolec B.V. offers various kinds of infrared radiant heaters for heating your poultry or pig house. Our most popular infrared brooders used in animal houses are the S8 (3kW), M8 (5kW) and G12 (12kW).
What are the benefits of using infrared heaters?
The usage of infrared heaters offers a variety of advantages compared to other heat sources. When using infrared heaters, a significant part of its heating output goes down towards the litter and the animals on the ground as infrared radiation. With hot air units, the opposite happens.
Hot air goes up first to heat the ceiling and the higher parts of a poultry or pig house. After doing this, warm air can heat the animals on the ground and the litter. The preheating process before chickens or pigs enter is therefore way faster and thus more efficient than with other heat sources.
- 1 - Direct infrared heat from heaters to the floor.
- 2 - Horizontal heat conduction within the floor.
- 3 - Indirect radiant heat and convection upward from heated floor.
- 4 - Indirect radiant heat and convection flow downward from ceiling.
With infrared heaters its possible to heat a specific spot. The closer animals get to the heater – and so to this spot – the higher the temperature will be. By creating these comfort zones with heaters, an animal can go to the place where it feels most comfortable.
Not all animals are alike, just as not all people are alike. Young animals feel most comfortable when they receive heat through infrared radiation. Infrared radiation feels like solar heat, this is heating without air displacement. When there is no or bad insulation, air displacement creates a draft. This draft quickly causes health problems for young animals.
For which animals are infrared heaters suitable?
The infrared heaters from Gasolec B.V. are suitable for poultry houses and pig houses. Would you like to use infrared heating for this or for other animals? Don’t hesitate to contact us, we are happy to discuss the possibilities.
Infrared heaters supplied by Gasolec B.V.
When you choose an infrared heater from Gasolec B.V. you are assured of high quality products for a fair price. As a specialist in the field of livestock environment, we concentrate on these products to provide our customers with energy efficient, long lasting solutions that can be integrated in nearly all poultry & pig production systems.
Key factors contributing to the success of Gasolec are durability, energy efficiency and application know how.
More information about infrared heaters from Gasolec B.V. or our complete range of LED lighting systems can be found on our website. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact us, we appreciate your questions and enquiries and we are aiming to come back to you within 24 hours.