How do I heat a greenhouse for the winter?

Asked by Maury
Parrottsville, TN

Inside the greenhouse is an Aquaponic System, with live fish and plants. The greenhouse is a 10'X12' aluminum, with polycarbonate panels. I can't have anything that will kill fish, plants or melt the panels. It is not the least "air tight".


Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

October 17, 2013

My first though is heat the water and it will release that heat into the air keeping it at a reasonable level.

If that isn't enough heat for you, you might consider a small electric resistance type heater, radiant heat, or even a hydronic based blower.

Gas, kerosene & other type of combustion space heaters should generally be avoided in this type of environment.

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