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Q.Heat Needs In A Heated Propagator

Zone UK. Kent | GDad added on January 13, 2022 | Answered

I start seed off in an unheated greenhouse that has in it a thermostatically heated propagator. So I am heating from UK winter ambient to about 20’c. What with the time of year and being under glass and under the propagator cover they get leggy. I bought a grow light but will it increase the light enough even if on for 18 hrs a day. But what I’d really like to know is,, if I remove the propagator cover will my heating bill’s be much worse ? Best Regards A.F Russell

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Answered on January 14, 2022

I couldn't imagine a small propagator causing much strain on an electric bill, but in my opinion it would be worth removing the lid and getting extra light to the plants.

You could calculate the cost by how much electricity the unit uses when its on and how long it remains on. You would need to know your local utility prices, as well. I would imagine that it is different than, here, in the United States.

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