How to use SunFire heaters on your farm

When it comes to keeping you and your workers comfortable during colder months or protecting specific areas from frost, a portable radiant heater can be your trusty companion. These efficient and versatile SunFire heaters emit infrared radiant energy, providing targeted warmth to objects and surfaces. 

Finding the Right Place for the heater
  • Determine the specific area or object you want to heat. Radiant heaters are most effective when pointed directly at the target.
  • Ensure there are no obstructions between the heater and the area you want to heat. Radiant heat does not penetrate objects or obstacles.
Benefits of Radiant Heaters on the Farm
  • Health and Safety.
    The largest benefit to using fuel-fired radiant heaters in your shop or pole barn is the purity of the air you will continue to breathe. Several brands of fuel fired radiant heaters, such as SunFire and VAL6, offer a pure, clean flame, even when used indoors. This offers a superior solution compared to forced air heaters that often emit emissions that can give headaches. Radiant heaters offer the ultimate heating experience with no smell and no fumes. In addition, radiant heaters are much quieter, allowing communication and hearing levels to be at normal levels.

  • Comfortable Working Conditions
    Radiant heaters in workstations, such as barns, workshops, or storage areas, help maintain a comfortable working environment for everyone on the farm. Workers can focus on tasks more effectively when they are not distracted by the cold or smell.

  • Reduction in Moisture:
    Radiant heaters help reduce moisture levels in workspaces, which is particularly beneficial in barns or storage areas where excess moisture can lead to equipment corrosion or the growth of mold and mildew.

  • Equipment Maintenance:
    Farm equipment is a substantial investment, and its proper functioning is critical for the efficiency of farm operations. Having a heater can help prevent engine damage, minimize downtime due to equipment failure or slow start up from the cold weather, prevent rust and corrosion, and even increase fuel efficiency. With a fuel-fired radiant heater, you can warm your engine block directly on a loader or other equipment. Radiant heaters are perfect for agriculture applications because they don’t require air to warm and object, such as a person or equipment. Radiant heaters warm with infrared radiant energy that passes right through wind. So within a distance of approximately 3 – 5 feet, your equipment will still get quite warm, even with 50 mph winds between the heater and the section of equipment that needs to be warmed.

  • Safety Measures:
    While using radiant heaters indoors, it’s essential to maintain safety measures. Educate people who will be using or around the heaters about safe operation, the need for proper clearance to combustible items, and the dangers of animals getting too close to the front of the heater where they may get burned. The application of portable radiant heaters on your farm can be a game-changer. By taking advantage of their quiet, safe, and odorless heating capabilities inside your pole barns, you have ability to create comfortable workspaces for you and your workers, The direct radiant energy comes in very handy in frigid temperatures when the weather dips below zero to help warm your equipment. Proper planning, maintenance, and control systems ensure that these heaters are used efficiently and effectively, making them an asset for any farm.
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