As winter weather quickly approaches, the Propane Education & Research Council urges producers to consider how propane can keep your operation running smoothly and livestock safe year-round, without worrying about peak pricing or power outages.
Propane-powered building and water heating solutions offer reliable, consistent power independent of the grid—an invaluable asset for many agricultural operations. Propane equipment eliminates the risk of sudden power outages, which can wreak havoc on a farm or ranch. With propane equipment, producers do not have to rely on access to the power grid or a natural gas line.
“With propane heating equipment, producers can take back more control over their farm, and the consistent and precise temperatures help them maintain healthier plants and animals,” said Mike Newland, Director of Ag Business Development at PERC. “At the same time, producers can cut unnecessary costs, saving 25 percent more with propane water heating versus electricity.”
On-demand tankless water heaters achieve high efficiency by eliminating the thermal standby losses from a storage tank and demonstrate efficiencies of at least 90 percent. Propane-powered building heat—including boilers, hot air furnaces, or radiant heaters—are highly efficient and offer thermal efficiencies of up to 95 percent.
For more information about propane-powered agricultural equipment and the Propane Education & Research Council visitwww.Propane.com/Agriculture.