The Heat2O-BT Hydronic Heat system is made of high-quality, pliable EPDM tubing that withstands UV light, fertilizers and extreme temperatures.
The decision about whether to use root-zone heating is one of the easier ones a grower can make. Root-zone heating provides the most efficient delivery of heat to where plants need it the most. Research shows root zone heating can provide 25% to 50% of the total heat needs of the greenhouse, depending upon the climate. For optimum growth, most plants need soil temperatures of 70°F – 75°F, which is difficult to achieve with forced-air heaters. By delivering heat directly to the roots, the overall greenhouse temperature can be reduced, saving up to 20% to 30% of fuel costs.
There are a number of systems available, from floor heating to bench heating. The Heat2O-BT Hydronic Heat system is an easily installed, flexible and economical bench tube system. Hot water circulates through tubing installed on the bench, warming the soil evenly and radiating heat at plant level. A uniformly warm root zone results in higher germination rates, better rooting of cuttings and shorter crop times. The Heat2O-BT Hydronic Heat system is made of high-quality, pliable EPDM tubing that withstands UV light, fertilizers and extreme temperatures. Tubing can be set on two- or three-inch centers to allow multiple temperature zones and flexibility in crop production.
With the high cost of fuel today, root-zone heating should be part of your heating strategy. For more information on how the Heat2O-BT Hydronic Heat system can be customized for your operation, contact Stuppy’s experienced sales team. Learn more here about the full Heat2O hydronic heat line.
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