Even in the cold season, greenhouses can rapidly warm up on the onset of sunny periods. Too much cold or humidity can also be detrimental to the growth of plants. For these considerations, there’s always a good reason to prepare your greenhouse for all seasons with a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
AC systems are the best ways to ensure the dignity of your plants is maintained for excellent yields. While there are manual strategies like roof vents and sashes, automated ventilation systems are best, as they save you time and money. They are also more efficient in making sure that the greenhouse is well ventilated.
Electric Motors: Fitted with a thermostat, electric motors open and close the roof vents (in case you have any) to ensure proper air conditioning inside the structure.
Exhaust fans: make sure that the exhaust fans are large enough to perform the cooling tasks efficiently on your outdoor greenhouse.
Fan and Duct HVAC: Through a number of wires or straps, plastic ducts are suspended from the roof of the structure.
Evaporation Cooler: this is a fan and pad system which removes excess heat and adds the needed humidity into the air of the structure. It’s quite effective in distributing the cooled moist air around the structure.
You want to combine all these with a reliable Heating and AC Repair in Orlando Greenhouse service. Overall, the watering needs reduce because the temperatures are lowered when the moisture is added. For best results, it’d be best to consider installing a cooler that matches the size of your structure.
For the cool seasons, it might be necessary to install a greenhouse heater. Setting up a heating system is quite easy, and can help you extend your growing season up to year-round. Heaters allow you to protect the plants from the extra cold nights, and to continue growing the plants in winter.
• Requirements: If your greenhouse covering is not insulated, heating the greenhouse will be ineffective. It’s also best to make sure that the frame is insulated from losing the heat. Using bubble wrap to line the walls of the structure can boost the insulation of your greenhouse, and make the heating process much more effective.
• BTUs: In general, heaters are rated based on the amount of BTU they make. To determine the right size of greenhouse heater that you will need for your structure, you need to collect some information about the size of your greenhouse, the minimum temperature you want in your greenhouse, and the minimum outside temperature your area receives. Keep in mind that using a heater with more BTUs than necessary might cause your greenhouse to overheat and will only waste energy.
• Types of Heaters: There’s a wide range of heater available depending on the desired fuel source and the number of required BTUs. There are electric heaters and ones that run on propane or gas. Each of these options has fairly similar operating costs, so your choice should be about what you feel is more convenient. If you opt for propane or natural gas heaters, there’s the option for vented and non-vented heaters. Non-vented heaters are most common because they are adequate for most greenhouse situations, and are considerably less expensive. Nonetheless, some area might require only vented heater for their structures, and you should confirm with your local authorities before you decide. Moreover, vented heaters are ideal for sensitive plants like begonias and orchids.
For those looking to keep the structure warmer at night, a couple of non-heater options are available. One simple option is using ten-gallon buckets filled with water. One side of the bucket is then painted black, while the other white, and then a lid is placed on the buckets. Put several of these buckets around the structure, with the white sides towards the center. The white parts reflect light throughout the greenhouse, and the black parts absorb heat, which is stored even in the night, when it’ll be released.
HVAC Installation and Repair Services in Orlando
We provide AC Repair in Orlando Greenhouses including home greenhouse gardens and commercial food production facilities throughout Orlando. No matter what you are growing, we can help you design, implement, or repair the HVAC system of your greenhouse for optimal performance.
We also provide a wide range of boilers radiant heating systems, furnaces, and ductless mini split systems, as well as some specialty greenhouse HVAC systems combining humidity control, mold protection, and other features in one package.
Whether it’s a backyard greenhouse, a commercial facility, or you’re just in need of a contractor experienced in green house equipment and AC repair Orlando, we have the right technicians ready to serve you.
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We always use the latest technology to ensure that our clients enjoy precision-tuned systems for accurate controls, easy control, and optimum air quality in the greenhouses. We can also help you develop a combination of systems for active and passive ventilation. Talk with us today for Heating and AC Repair in Orlando Greenhouse, and discuss how we can help you meet the requirements of your plants, and ensure proper air quality and temperature inside the greenhouse.