Do You Have a Greenhouse Heating Dead Zone?
by Michael Kovalycsik, National Sales & Marketing Director, Delta T Solutions
Are some plants in your greenhouse thriving while others are struggling? If so, a greenhouse heating dead zone could be to blame. Greenhouse heating dead zones are areas within the structure that aren't receiving adequate heat or heat consistent with the greenhouse's target temperature – and they're a relatively common problem. Causes of heating dead zones vary, but they're commonly a result of inadequate radiation, poor radiation placement and/or poor or limited air movement.
Symptoms of greenhouse heating dead zones:
DEAD ZONE REMEDIES
You also should check your greenhouse glazing, walls, doors, fans and vents for any cracks or air leaks that could be allowing cold air in and reducing efficiency. Another tip is to make sure doors are kept closed. Consider weather-stripping doors, as well as vents and fan openings, for added efficiency.
One more solution is to incorporate perimeter heating into your greenhouse. To read about perimeter heating and its benefits, check out our article on perimeter heating systems.
Delta T Solutions has designed and manufactured customized heating solutions for greenhouse growers using hydronic (hot water radiant) heat for more than 20 years. To learn more about cost-effective in-ground bench and perimeter heating systems; high-efficiency boiler systems; and other systems that improve crop health, contact Delta T at 800-552-5058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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