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Dairy farmers can avail of the benefits of using Calor gas for farm enterprise

The Government recently agreed the sectoral carbon emission ceilings for each area of society, including for Agriculture. The pathway will ensure Ireland plays its role in combating climate change and protecting our planet for future generations. Agriculture has been set a 25% reduction by 2030.[i]

As Ireland’s oldest and most trusted supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Calor has a long-standing relationship with dairy farmers across the island of Ireland. With the increased pressure on the farming sector to reduce carbon emissions, Calor is reminding customers of the benefits of choosing gas to power their farm enterprise.

One of the most important factors for dairy farming is instant hot water, and according to Teagasc, heating water accounts for 23% of the energy costs on a typical dairy farm.[ii]  Figures also suggest that a dairy cow uses 350 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity a year, of which 40% is for heating water[iii] underlining the importance of an efficient water heating system. The Calor water heating system is unique as it supplies hot water up to a temperature of 85°C instantaneously and therefore has the capability to effectively deliver the large quantities of hot water which are required each day to wash milk lines and bulk milk storage tanks. The achievable temperature of the system also minimises the need for chemical detergent to be used on dairy farms.

The Calor solution delivers in terms of environmental sustainability as water is heated only when required, meaning hot water storage costs are eliminated. The ‘Rinnai’ water heaters which are integral to the solution are ‘A rated’ for efficiency and meet the legislation requirements for equipment specification.

According to reports, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reports that the cost of LPG is less than electricity. This makes using gas to heat your water on your dairy farm a cheaper option.[iv]

Depending on your gas usage we have the option of cylinders which would be delivered by our reliable network of Calor retailers, and if your gas needs are greater, we can offer a bulk tank. Calor’s intuitive telemetry system also ensures that you will never run short on gas, as a gauge continuously monitors gas levels. When you need a top-up, a transmitter automatically sends a signal and your local Calor depot schedules a delivery at a time convenient to you.

For more information on making the switch to Calor, visit our website at