Different Types Of Greenhouse Gas Heater
A greenhouse gas heater can help protect your delicate plants when the weather gets really cold and make things more pleasant for you when you’re working in the greenhouse in the cooler months. There are several different kinds of greenhouse heaters available, including paraffin heaters, gas heaters, forced-air heaters, steam heaters, and electric heaters. Each type of heater performs best when space requirements and fuel availability are taken into consideration. One relatively inexpensive heater is the paraffin heater. It works best in fairly small greenhouses or plant sheds and runs on a form of crude petroleum which is usually less pricey than other fuels. The crude petroleum necessary to run the paraffin heater may be difficult to find, however. The heater will not automatically shut off when the desired temperature is reached, and if frequent monitoring is not possible, one of the other types of greenhouse heaters may work better.
Gas heaters are very popular greenhouse heaters because the gas or propane used to fuel them is relatively easy to find. This type of heater also works best in smaller spaces because it does not have a fan mechanism to push air around a large space. Ventilation is very important with a gas heater, which gives off fumes and may damage plants. It is also important to find a gas heater with a tip-over shut off to reduce the risk of fire.