Winter is coming. Unfortunately, so are heating costs.
If your heaters don’t work properly, you lose fuel. You lose profits. If your heaters do work properly, but you have a loose, drafty house, you’re still wasting fuel. And wasting money. And your birds are probably cold and unhappy and not growing as well, which will just make your pockets shallower.
Winter can be rough. You need to prepare. We’ve put together a Winterization Checklist that you can use to make sure your house is 100% ready for the cold.
- Check your insulation – along the walls, along doors, inlets, fans, in the ceiling. See any holes? Fill them up. House tightness is key to preventing cold air drafts.
- Check your static pressure – close up all the doors and windows and inlets and shutters and turn on one fan (at least 48” fan, larger if your house is larger). Measure your static pressure. It should be about .12 WC (though every integrator may have their own guidelines). If your static pressure is too low, the cold air will not mix properly with the warm air, and your birds will be chilly.
- Check your heaters – are the ignitors and electrical components in good working order? Are the orifices clean and sized properly? Are the tubes free of cracks, dust, dirt, debris, and anything that could present a fire hazard?
- Check sensors and controls – make sure all sensors are working properly. Keep a 4 degree difference between heating and cooling set points so that you don’t end up simultaneously trying to heat and cool the house.
The Winterization Checklist
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