What is a Milk House Heater?
The Best Utility Heaters
Milk house heaters have been around for more than fifty years. They were originally invented to keep dairy barns warm in the winter. Now they're the best heater to use to warm up colder rooms in a house, garage, or workshop. They don't use as much electricity as a big furnace but they can keep a room just as warm.
The photos on this page are the author's Patton and Titan space heaters.
Titan and Patton Heaters
I got my first Titan milk house heater more than twenty years ago to heat a basement. It was made out of metal. It just recently quit working one day and started to get rusty. So it worked for a long time. A few years ago we got two Patton heaters to put near the water pipes when it gets really cold and to just heat one room if needed. I don't know exactly how much they cost to operate but it's not very much, especially compared to a big furnace. Remember to be safe and keep everything a few feet away from the heater and don't leave it unattended or use an extension cord because the cords can get warm when you do.
Frozen Water Pipes
If you have water pipes that freeze in the winter, milk house heaters work great for keeping them warm and preventing frozen pipes and to thaw them out if they do freeze and burst and cause your house to flood and damage everything.
This is the best heater. I have two of them and they are excellent.