1. Stored energy. The practice of storing energy to use down the road is not a brand new one. However, applying this idea in the garden greenhouse can help you save money on energy costs. Many greenhouse gardeners fill 55-gallon drums with normal water and put them in an area of the greenhouse where the sun will heat up the water during the day. Then all through the chilly hours of the night, the warmed drums put out stored heat and in areas in which climates aren't way too harsh they are often all a garden enthusiast needs.
2. Solar heating. Perhaps you believe adding solar panels to your greenhouse might be too hard on the pocketbook. But, there are numerous states that are giving tax incentives to those who choose to mount solar panels to ease energy usage. Verify if your state is offering incentives and you could possibly end up getting your solar panels for almost nothing or at least a fraction of the original cost.
3. Automatic temperature control. By putting in a thermostat in the greenhouse you possibly can pre-set the temperature and keep consistent and economical control on your greenhouse heating system. This temp can be regulated at just a few degrees above the lowest temperature your crops can tolerate, and still be enough to get you through until the more comfortable months.
4. Get creative. This can simply mean doing things like running your house's hot water pipes through the greenhouse to help heat creatively, considering extracting any sun blocking trees around the greenhouse or using high temperature absorbing material around the garden greenhouse.
When it comes to techniques heating solutions for the frugal greenhouse garden enthusiast, every little bit helps. Take a look at ways to save power from the sun, savings on solar panels and high efficiency heaters, automated temperature control units, and other creative approaches to help not spend as much when heating your greenhouse this winter season.