Alternative Heating Systems - Heating System Efficiency

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Date: 
2009
Volume: 
21
Number: 
3
Tip Category: 
Alternative energy
Energy conservation
Heating systems

Though with rising propane prices traditional propane heating systems are becoming increasingly expensive to operate, we sometimes forget that there are a number of good reasons why brooders, furnaces, and tube heaters have been used for decades to keep our poultry houses warm during cold weather. Propane heating systems are relatively inexpensive to purchase, easy to maintain, and most importantly, very energy efficient. Yes, very energy efficient nearly 100%. This fact becomes very apparent when you start comparing the heating efficiency of a brooder/furnace to that of an alternative heating system.