Loose Fitting Curtains are Very Costly

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Date: 
2008
Volume: 
20
Number: 
10
Tip Category: 
Energy conservation
Tightness

When it comes to keeping heating costs to a minimum, poultry producers must keep in mind that though the amount of side wall and ceiling insulation in a house is important, house tightness is of far greater importance. Think of it this way, the insulation value of a single pane glass window in a dwelling house is next to nothing. Though it would be advantageous to replace a single pane window with a double pane window, the simple fact of the matter is it is far more important to simply keep the window tightly closed during cold weather than it is to replace them. The same fact holds true in a poultry house. Though side wall curtains have a low insulation value and should be replaced with an insulated wall, the first and most important step in keeping heating costs to a minimum is to simply keep side wall curtains closed tightly during cold weather.