Less heating costs and healthier birds


Many producers were discouraged when propane prices soared in 2019. Exhausted by the frequent increases, the Nova Scotia poultry grower, Tim Cox, decided to take matters in his own hands. He installed ESA-1000 heat exchangers in his barn hoping to lower his heating costs. The results far exceeded his expectations!

The grower from Kingsport decided to install the heat exchangers in his brand new chicken barn. He wanted it to be equipped with cutting edge technology to save energy in the first place but also to improve his birds’ health.

“I tested heat exchangers about 30 years ago. It wasn’t a positive experience for me, he says. I was not sure I was going to like my experience once again this time, but I was quickly won over by the concept and unique design of the ESA-1000.”

The grower and his wife own three barns and produce 900,000 broilers per year. They have no time to waste. This is why they like the ease of maintenance of the ESA-1000: a 10-minute cleaning between each flock and it’s done.

“When I saw how cleverly the heat exchangers were designed and how suitable they were for farming, I knew this was the right choice to make.”

Positive results all across the board

A total of six ESA-1000 units were installed in the new two-story chicken barn at Taupo Farm. Since then, Tim Cox has observed great results, especially in winter.

The heating costs are significantly lower in the new barn equipped with the ESA-1000”, he says. The benefits of ESA heat exchangers go well beyond heating savings. For example, the ammonia  and humidity levels are kept constantly at much more comfortable level for the birds.

“In the cold months, the ESA-1000s are often the only ventilation I have running in my barn. Their ability to temper the fresh air and mix it with the house air is impressive!” says the producer.

Tim Cox now watches the propane price fluctuations with less apprehension. His choice of installing ESA heat exchangers, a reliable and efficient technology,  in his barn gave him a peace of mind.

“My priority is the health of my birds. If you neglect them, it always falls on you one day or another”