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Electric powered greenhouse heaters are a convenient option when considering what kind of power you want to use in your greenhouse. Electric is readably accessible to and probably as easy as plugging it in so installation costs of your greenhouse heaters can be greatly reduced. Electric greenhouse heaters are easy to install and the power is already in place.
Since almost everyone has electric power in their homes, electric powered greenhouse heaters can be plugged directly into existing lines. Electric is a good choice because the initial installation is less than if you have to order a propane tank or install a natural gas hookup. There may be costs for installing electric lines so it’s a good idea to consult a local electrician before deciding electric powered greenhouse heaters are right for you.
The downside is that electricity goes out on occasion and you may be left completely without power. To be sure that you have greenhouse heaters that will work all the time you will have to provide some sort of backup system if you choose electric heat. This can be as simple as a propane heater that is hooked up to a small tank such as those used for gas grills. You can also purchase a generator that is powered by gasoline for your greenhouse heaters just in case you have a power outage.
With a little careful planning you can use electric greenhouse heaters and avoid the costs of gas line installation. A backup system is easy to plan for and doesn’t require a lot of excess equipment. Electric powered greenhouse heaters are efficient and cost effective.
These are great if you have a power supply to your greenhouse and have some distinct advantages over paraffin heaters. Because they can be thermostatically controlled, heat is delivered only when required so running costs need not be as high. Obviously electricity and water do not mix, so care is required and electric heaters suitable for use in greenhouse are somewhat more expensive than a heater for the house.
A fan heater has the benefit of not just warming the greenhouse but also moving the air around avoiding cold spots and the fungal problems associated with stale air. For low-level background heat, cheap, low-output tubular heaters can be bought for reasonable cost and even connected via a thermostat.
I’ve actually constructed a heater by connecting a 100W light bulb encased in an old tin with holes made in it and a frost thermostat picked up for 50p from a car boot sale. Doesn’t really need more knowledge than wiring a plug.
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