Energy saving steps can reduce winter heating costs
With heating bills expected to rise this winter, there are a number of ways that farmers and rural residents can save on energy costs during the winter.
Joel Zook, a certified energy manager and a National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) technical service provider, says a good place to start is with an energy audit.
“I always recommend getting an energy audit for your farm to take a look at the big picture of all energy uses on your operation,” Zook said.
“The NRCS has cost-share opportunities through EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) that can help cover the cost of a farm energy audit, as well as cost share for energy saving...
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