Your pet cat has sat patiently looking out of the kitchen window as you have painstakingly put together the luxurious expensive cedar outdoor cat enclosure near the back door of your home. Having taken steps to ensure the walls of the small upstairs compartment area where your feline will sleep in comfort have been properly insulated with styrene foam and the cat flap properly installed it is time to decide on what type of heating should be installed.
In extreme cold weather conditions a heated pad especially manufactured and designed for felines is one of the safest and most cost effective methods of giving your cat a warm and snug atmosphere during the cold weather. These energy efficient outdoor use electric heating pads come in different sizes and can be purchased online. Generally, a heated pad in a heated outdoor cat house only needs to cover half or a third of the floor space in the as this will allow your cat to move off the pad when it wishes if it becomes too hot. To meet safety standards the instructions on how to connect these pads to the indoor power source that come with these pads will need to be strictly followed at the time of installation.
Having an outdoor cat house heated can be expensive but you will have peace of mind knowing your felines are safe and warm in their cat house while it is freezing cold outside. There are of course other heating options available to consumers such as thermostatically controlled AC/Heater units. These units are also very economical to use and have the added benefit of not only heating your cat house but also providing cool air for your cat during the hot months of summer. If this type of heating is used it is vital to have the interior of the cat house where the unit is installed insulated properly as this will help to keep the cost of running the unit down.