"Typically in cold winter climates a heater is needed to over-winter your plants," says Angela Drake. "But many people are looking for ways to maximize the heat and not face a large hydro bill at the end of the month."
Surrey, B.C. (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
BC Greenhouse Builders, the leading custom greenhouse manufacturer of Cross Country greenhouses, offers tips on how to maximize heat in your greenhouse this winter.
"Typically in cold winter climates a heater is needed to over-winter your plants," says Angela Drake Marketing Director for BC Greenhouses. "But many people are looking for ways to maximize the heat and not face a large hydro bill at the end of the month."
The first step is to choose a heater with a thermostat in order to keep your greenhouse at the desired temperature rather than having to babysit the greenhouse and force a heater all night long. The second step is to Insulate your greenhouse with plastic which creates an airspace and reduces winter heating costs.
"Many of our customers will use bubble wrap on the inside panels of the greenhouse. Depending on sun direction, you may want to insulate just the north side of the greenhouse while still allowing heat to penetrate the greenhouse during the day," says Drake.
Some other tips to maintain heat are to place portable heaters near the floor closer to the entry of your greenhouse so that they will replace lost heat quickly, consider using an energy curtain to heat only a portion of the greenhouse, manually closing all vents to capture heat, and incorporate a black rain barrel to act as a heat sync that will release warmth into the greenhouse at night.
"Our greenhouse experts have tons of knowledge to pass along and also can offer a heating formula to get the best performance out of your greenhouse," says Drake.
For more information on BC Greenhouse Builders, visit http://www.bcgreenhouses.com or call 1-888-391-4433.
BC Greenhouse Builders Ltd., North America’s leading greenhouse manufacturer of hobby greenhouses, provides a full range of product lines from economical and functional, hobby and commercial greenhouse kits to complete turn-key luxury estate greenhouses and garden rooms. By incorporating high engineering standards that provide impressive structural strength, the greenhouse structure is unique due to its modular and adaptable design along with the highest capacity for wind and snow loads available on the market today. This family owned and operated business still maintains the high quality standards that were set more than 63 years ago and offers the largest selection of Cross Country glass and polycarbonate greenhouse to suit all gardening needs, climate and budget.