Energy Estimator Helps Calculate Your Energy Savings

Energy Estimator

Use This U.S.D.A. Energy Estimator To Determine How Much AgBarrier Can Save You In Energy Costs

The U.S.D.A. has a new web-based energy tool which helps producers to reduce energy costs related to animal housing. The “Energy Estimator For Animal Housing ” evaluates the energy use and costs associated with heating, lighting and ventilating poulry, swine and dairy housing. This is why Sealant Technologies created the AgBarrier sealant, to save the farmer on energy costs. This air barrier will stop air and moisture which is the chief cause of energy loss.

U.S. Agricultural Secretary Mike Johanns said in a USDA news release “A good analysis of the use and costs for heating, lighting and ventilating animal housing contributes to a comprehensive picture of how energy is used on the farm or ranch.” Johanns went on to say “This tool can result in significant energy and cost savings for producers if they take the appropriate actions.” The web-based ” Energy Estimator for Animal Housing ” has three components – poultry, swine and dairy. They all operate independently of each other which makes this tool very effective in calculating accurate energy useage.

Once the required information has been entered, the animal housing energy awareness tool provides an analysis of estimated energy use and costs associated with various energy management options. The analysis also identifies potential energy savings that can result from carrying out certain recommendations for swine, poultry and dairy operations.

USDA says producers should use an air barrier and the ” Energy Estimator for Animal Housing ” for guidance rather than as a sole source for decision-making on energy matters related to animal housing. The agency recommends producers take their animal housing energy analysis to their local USDA Service Center, Cooperative Extension office or Rural Electric Cooperative for more field-specific assistance.


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