Why you should fuel your dairy farm with a gas hot water system

Why you should fuel your dairy farm with a gas hot water system

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If you're thinking of making the switch to a reliable LPG gas energy system, it's wise to work with a trusted provider who can make the transition easy.


This is a commercial collaboration with Elgas.

To help your dairy thrive, it's important to install systems that provide efficient hot water heating.

As reported by Queensland Farmers' Federation, heating water in dairies-via electric, LPG gas, or solar systems-accounts for between 10 to 40 percent of energy consumption, so it pays to get your method right.

According to research done by the University of Minnesota, many dairy farms are not energy efficient, often using expensive fossil-fuel sources to heat water.

The good news is that by installing more affordable energy technologies, such as LPG gas hot water systems, you can significantly improve your farm's efficiency to maintain greater momentum in the market.

Given their ability to be engineered, specified and installed to meet a farm's specific water heating requirements, reliable LPG gas energy systems are fast becoming the go to choice for Australian farmers looking to future proof their operations.

If you're thinking of making the switch, it's wise to work with a trusted provider who can make the transition easy.

Companies such as Elgas support Australian farmers by providing access to LPG gas to help reduce costs and emissions.

Our favourite part? Their gas can be delivered directly to your property, no matter where you are in Australia.

Easy to store and readily available, LPG gas is an essential tool for dairy farmers looking to optimise their energy solutions. Here are a few reasons why.

Improve your productivity with a continuous flow system

According to Queensland Farmers' Association, many dairies use around 800 litres of 90°C water per day for cleaning milking machines and an additional 300 litres of 70°C water each second day for vat cleaning.

So, when choosing your LPG solution, it's best to install an instantaneous gas hot water system to increase productivity.

Simply put, an instantaneous gas hot water system is a tankless hot water heater that warms the water as it passes through a serpentine heat exchanger, whilst providing a virtually endless supply of hot water.

Among industry experts, these gas heaters are also referred to as continuous flow systems.

As confirmed by Elgas, 6 or 7 Star rated instantaneous gas hot water systems not only save energy, they also reduce CO2 output, making them the go-to choice for farmers who want to increase profits while simultaneously looking after their land.

You can save money with a cost effective solution

According to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, energy costs account for a significant proportion of dairy farm overheads, in particular milk harvesting and hot water production.

Improving energy efficiency in these areas can thus enhance sustainability and reduce costs significantly. Given the reality of rising electricity prices, sourcing the energy you use for hot water production from a cost effective gas hot water system could, therefore, save you a lot of money in the long run.

As an added bonus, gas hot water systems also produce up to 33 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions than electric water heaters, which is good for your environment and our future.

You won't have to store hot water

Traditional electric storage water heating systems use insulated storage tanks where hot water is kept ready to be used.

Unfortunately, with solutions such as these, you pay for the heat loss associated with hot water storage and the constant energy required to maintain electric systems.

Continuous flow gas hot water systems, on the other hand, don't have storage tanks and heat water only when it's needed.

This is another reason why LPG gas hot water systems are an increasingly popular choice with so many farmers, as multiple units can be assembled together, using a manifold system, to scale outputs to quantities required.

You can implement an LPG gas solution in a few simple steps

Elgas prides itself on being the most reliable source of LPG to Australian agriculture businesses.

Not only can you get a fast online gas quotation today, you can also rest assured knowing that Elgas LPG gas can be delivered to your property, no matter where you are in Australia.

Want to learn more about how LPG gas can help improve your ways of working? Visit www.elgas.com.au or call 131 161.