Do Lower Brooding Temperatures Save You Money?

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Date: 
2005
Volume: 
17
Number: 
3
Tip Category: 
Cold weather management

It’s a fairly typical winter day in the Southeast; it is 50o F and tonight it is going to drop to around 30oF. You are getting chicks today and while, you typically would start off with a house temperature of 92oF and drop it to 85oF by day seven, you just paid last flocks fuel bill and would like to save some money. So you decide to start off with a house temperature of 88oF. The question is are you going to significantly reduce your heating costs?