heating greenhouses

  • 7 Replies
  • 1376 Views
*

jenricks

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: Nelson, Lancashire
  • 12
heating greenhouses
« on: July 13, 2020, 14:15 »
Hello, I need to heat a 6 by 6 glass green h with a Slimline Greenhouse heat in Lancashire please. I will be growing various seeds. and was wondering how big a heat i will need please.
thankyou

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 52286
Re: heating greenhouses
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 16:37 »
How much heat you will need will depend on the outside temperature, and whether you just want to keep the greenhouse just frost-free or a bit warmer.
Has the heater got a thermostat?
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)

*

jenricks

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: Nelson, Lancashire
  • 12
heating greenhouses
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 17:26 »
how big a electric heat do i need to heat a 6 ft by 6ft please glass

*

rowlandwells

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: northamptonshire
  • 2014
Re: heating greenhouses
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 20:40 »
as has been said it depends on many things just go online and see what heater would be best for you an electric heater very good choice if you can afford to run it because I've used electric heaters in the past and when the electricity bill arrived  i thought i was paying for the street and yes the greenhouse was lovely and warm and the plants loved the heat no sure if the wife was in favour of using the electric greenhouse heater though that soon went

so I went with a gas heater using bottled gas that to was quite expensive and i failed to lag the greenhouse with bubble wrap that mite have helped conserve the heat then there's the good old paraffin that i found a bit messy and seemed to attract white fly

it is a minefield finding the best greenhouse heater because whatever you go for its going to cost you that's why i packed up trying to heat our greenhouses because it got to dam expensive to heat them  i would think very carefully about what its going to cost you before making your mind up and yes a thermostat would be worth considering anyway good luck with what you buy

*

jenricks

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: Nelson, Lancashire
  • 12
heat
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 12:48 »
I have a 6 by 6 ft greenhouse I won’t to keep the frost out and grower seeds on, how big a Tubular Heater do I need and how hot does it need to be set at please.

i am going to set from seeds summer flowers that is all and tomts
« Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 10:51 by jenricks »

*

Yorkie

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Yorkshire
  • 24628
Re: heat
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 22:17 »
What is it you are planning on growing in it which would need heat?
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

*

jezza

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • 960
Re: heat
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 22:23 »
Hello have a look at Two westsAnd Elliot they use to have a tubular heater guide eg wattage for length of greenhouse , jezza

*

jezza

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • 960
Re: heating greenhouses
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 22:32 »
Hello try Two wests and Elliot they used to have a heater guide for greenhouse sizes,the ones I use to use in 110 140foot  were 250,000 BTUs and 500,000 BTUs in a  140240foo greenhouse it's a bit big for your  greehouse   jezza



xx
I now have heating! What next?

Started by fekq on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

7 Replies
3734 Views
Last post November 13, 2012, 11:50
by DD.
xx
Heating - without electric

Started by Willow_Warren on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

21 Replies
9817 Views
Last post March 06, 2015, 11:24
by Markw
xx
Heating a polytunnel...

Started by Mark's Sussex Allotment on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

1 Replies
1191 Views
Last post January 20, 2014, 09:35
by adri123
xx
Heating in a polytunnel

Started by jjat8cv on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

5 Replies
3762 Views
Last post December 20, 2012, 20:43
by shaun
 

Page created in 0.081 seconds with 44 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |