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Poultry Farmer saves Fuel Costs with new Kroll Kozy

Supplier: Kroll Heaters Australia

A poultry grower from Gippsland in Victoria, saves on gas (LPG) bills, by using his new Kroll Kozy as the baseline heat source in his largest nursery. See the images below. The grower pays 10c per litre for his waste oil. The Kroll Kozy has reduced his LPG bill by 75%. The nursery shed produces 30,000 birds per batch.

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Poultry Farmer saves Fuel Costs with new Kroll Kozy

Burning LPG heaters directly into the sheds (which is frequently done by poultry growers) means that the combustion by-products enter the atmosphere of the brooder environment.

Note that one litre of LPG releases about 4 to 5 litres of water after burning; this water then enters the environment increasing humidity and wetting floors. Kroll Heating systems do not add moisture to the brooder environment.

Also, see the Auburn University Poultry Ventilation & Housing Section's paper on the financial advantages of switching from LPG to waste oil heating. Note also that LPG is $0.90 in the USA per gallon. In Australia, LPG is around $2.20 per gallon, or 60c per litre.

To summarise: Kroll Waste Oil heating can substantially reduce your fuel costs and has the benefit of reducing floor wetness & humidity in the brooder environment.