How can you cut your dairy electricity costs?


Energy efficiency has become the need of the hour with ever-increasing costs causing difficulties to businesses across all industries. If you are planning to set up a dairy unit, it’s important to think of solutions that will help you cut costs in the long run. Energy expenses take up a major chunk of the monthly operating costs in a dairy unit with electricity required for water heating.

Dairy farms make use of large volumes of hot water daily for cleaning equipment. A lot of hot water is required and it is quite a long and complicated process. There are three cycles as follows:  

  • The first cycle commences as soon as the milking process is completed. This is done before the pipelines dry out. It is a rinse cycle, and the water temperature must be around 100 F to 110 F.  
  • The second cycle uses the maximum amount of water. This cycle generally requires water heated to 170 F mixed with certain alkaline cleaners. This is the wash cycle which lasts for about 6 to 10 minutes.  
  • The third cycle is the sanitation cycle which involves a cool and acidified water rinse. 

This is the general cleaning process and differs in every dairy set up depending on their specific requirements. But one thing they all have in common is that the entire process requires a large quantity of hot water.  

Water heating solutions that run on electricity, propane (LP) or natural gas are commonly used, but they add considerably to the monthly expenditure. Switching to a solution such as a heat exchanger can help cut down the water heating costs considerably. 

At Eco House Solutions our advanced dairy farm heat exchanger system is a great choice for the modern dairy farm. Our system comes with a self-regulating smart controller which not only supplies all the hot water you require, but also reduces energy costs by up to 80%.

The Eco House system will reduce milk cooling costs as well as water heating expenses. 

Head to our Dairy Farm Eco-friendly solutions page for more information about our heat exchangers. 

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