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Design & Construction

In this unit, you will learn about types of greenhouse heating systems, fuel sources, and how to minimize greenhouse heating costs.

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Greenhouse Heating

  1. Introduction

  2. Types of Greenhouse Heating Systems
    • Central Heating Systems
    • Local Heating Systems 
    • Unit heaters 
    • Convection heaters
    • Radiant heaters  
    • Solar Heating 

  3. Heat Distribution for Improving Temperature Uniformity

  4. Fuel Sources

  5. Calculating Greenhouse Heat Requirements

  6. Methods of Heat Conservation
    • Greenhouse design
    • Glazing selection
    • Wall insulation
    • Thermal screens
    • Windbreaks
    • Close air leaks
    • Equipment Maintenance