If your dog stays outside year round, then you definitely need a dog house heater. A heater will keep you pooch warm and cozy, while giving you the peace of mind you need.
How does a dog heater work?
Most dog house heaters attach to the side of the dog house. They are lightweight and simple to use. A hose is run from the heater to the dog house through a hole that is cut in the side of the house. Some varieties of heaters will also cool the house in warmer weather. Most heaters will automatically adjust to keep the house at the optimal temperature. Simply, select the temperature that you feel will best suite your dog and set the heater to this temperature. Dog house heaters operate like the heating and cooling systems found in your home. A de-humidifier is an option that some models feature.
Importance of heaters
If you have a dog that is left outside all winter long, it is extremely important that you have a heater for them. This is especially critical if you have a breed of dog that doesn't have much fur for insulation. Although dogs have fur that keeps them warm, they can still get cold on those harsh winter nights. A heater will keep your pooch comfy and warm in his home during those cold chilly nights.
Dog house heaters are made to be weather resistant and hold up during harsh weather conditions, therefore most models can be left outdoors all year long. You won't have to worry about the heater causing a lot of noise either. A good quality dog house heater is as quiet as a mouse. No need to worry about waking the neighbors when the unit turns on.
Care and maintenance
The maintenance of this type of heater is minimal and usually only entails occasional filter cleaning. Approximately once a month, you will want to check all connections to make sure everything is secure. This is especially important at the start of winter.