Spray Foam Insulation Studies by Auburn, Clemson & the University of Georgia.
Study Conducted by Auburn University
|Fuel & Production||Untreated||Treated||Improvements|
|Avg. Daily Gain||0.0933||0.0961||0.0028|
|Cost & Returns|
|Production Value @ $.05||$0||$1,031||$1,031|
|Fuel Savings @ $1.41 a gallon||$0||$2,608||$2,608|
|Years to Payback||In 2009||2.19 yrs|
- Solid Sidewalls can Save Growers up to 40% in Fuel Costs.
- Study was done on older 40x 500 curtain side dropped celing houses, retrofitted with tunnel verntilation, spray polyurethane 3pbs foam, evaporative cooling system, vent doors, and controller in the mid 1990’s
- Treatment & Fuel Cost Updated to current average pricing levels
Study by Clemson University
A study by Auburn University shows that the expected time to pay back your investment in
just over 2 years!
Read the study by Clemson University Professor and Extension Engineer John
Chastain. The study recommends the use of AgSeal to save money through energy savings. Read it here.
University of Georgia
Read the Studies conducted by the University of Georgia: The Best way to cut heat costs is not to change your heating system & Using Polyurethane Foam Insulation to Totally Enclose Curtain-Sided House.
Oct 13th 2014 issue of Poultry Times has an article named, ” Brooding temperatures and heating Costs “
They state to minimize heating costs, producers need to concentrate their efforts on factors that they truly control, namely house insulation levels and tightness.
The main areas of heat loss are side walls, ceiling and end walls and to heat cold air coming into the house thru cracks and holes costs the average grower $45.00 per day. If the house was made tighter heating costs associated with heat loss would be reduced by $20.00 per day.
Since heating costs are primarily determined by outside temperature and house condition, the best way to reduce heating costs is to make the house as tight as possible to eliminate excessive cold air entering a house and make sure that a house is properly insulated.
Michael Czarick is an Extension engineer and Dr Brian Fairchild is an Extension Poultry Scientist both with the University of Georgia