High Efficiency 48" Fans Reduce Electricity Cost 20 to 30 Percent

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Date: 
1996
Volume: 
9
Number: 
1
Tip Category: 
Energy conservation
Exhaust fans

Ten years ago the average broiler producer spent twice as much on fuel as on electricity. Today, many producers are finding that their yearly electricity bills are equal to or even greater than the cost of heating their houses. One of the biggest reasons for the dramatic increase in electricity usage is the need for increased cooling for the bigger birds many people are growing, more specifically tunnel ventilation. Further contributing to the increased electricity usage on many farms is the trend of using power ventilation year round.