Geothermal Systems for Heating in Pork Production
Energy costs are increasing over the years and costs can be very high, especially in cold climates. 80% of the energy used in swine barns in Saskatchewan is for heating and ventilation costs. A geothermal system uses ground heat and may be a better option. A room with geothermal heating had a 36% reduction in energy consumption for ventilation and heating compared to a room with a conventional forced-convection heater. Air quality, temperature and humidity were similar in both rooms.
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