The average dairy farmer spends about $70 a month to heat water for cleaning milk pipelines and other dairy equipment. By installing a milkhouse heat reclaimer, you can save 60 percent to 80 percent—that's $45 to $55 every month.
A milkhouse heat reclaimer removes waste heat from your milk cooling compressor and pipes it into the water-heating system. This preheated water reduces demand on your hot water heater, saving you money.
Choose one of these heat reclaimer brands to qualify:
- Heat Bank
You can make the heat reclaimer even more energy efficient with these options: bottom-fill water inlet, warm water tap and a fan control.
If you're an Alliant Energy-IPL retail electric customer and use electricity to heat the water in your milkhouse, you're also eligible for a rebate of $5 per cow.
2013 Iowa Dairy Rebates Claim Form
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