We have a selection of both electric and propane gas heaters, for use with polytunnels and greenhouses.
Commercial growers need to be productive all year round so while residential gardens can be left dormant in the cold winter months, commercial farmers need to keep planting. Greenhouse heaters are great at maintaining a comfortably warm temperature inside your polytunnel when the outside temperature sends the mercury plummeting. These warmer conditions are particularly essential for growers of exotic plants or those who need to produce food crops on a continuous basis. Order your polytunnel heater today and you'll never have to deal with seasonal downtime.
See below answers to some common questions we get asked about polytunnel heating.
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DO I NEED TO HEAT MY POLYTUNNEL?
Most domestic gardeners and smallholders won't heat their polytunnels over the colder months as this can be quite an expensive enterprise. However, commercial growers often can't afford to let their polytunnels become unproductive so will invest in electric heaters for greenhouses or other greenhouse heaters. Keep in mind that the temperature inside a polytunnel will always be a little warmer than outside so you may not need a polytunnel heater at all.
HOW WARM IS A POLYTUNNEL IN WINTER?
In most cases, a polytunnel will always be a little warmer inside than the temperature on the outside. In warmer weather, the temperature can be considerably warmer and even hot but in winter, the temperature in the polytunnel is usually about 5 degrees Celsius warmer on the inside than on the outside. Keep in mind though, that the main factor is the temperature of the soil and this can get quite cold, depending on the region.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO HEAT A POLYTUNNEL?
The best way to heat a polytunnel is by using a polytunnel heater. However, for owners of smaller polytunnels, it may be enough to cover your garden beds with bubble insulation.
Take care of the plants in your polytunnel all year round with a polytunnel heater or using a roll of bubble insulation. You can purchase these from First Tunnels online. Call us on 01282 601253 or email us at [email protected] for more information or to place your order.