Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption When Growing Indoors

Learn how to save energy this festive season.

Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption When Growing Indoors

The holidays are one of the best times of the year — you get to spend it with family, and you get to eat delicious dishes. However, it’s also that time when expenses double, and sometimes triple. Not to mention the increase in power bills because of the Christmas lights and other holiday decors that need power. And whether you are an indoor grower, this can pose a problem to your bank accounts. That’s why for this week, we listed down three ways on how you can use less power this holiday season.

Determine the ideal size of your garden to match your resources.

Determine the ideal size of your garden to match your resources.
Basil for your pesto fix

This is something expert growers know well; you should be able to estimate the number of plants you’ll need. For example, if you live alone and love pesto, you are probably growing basil leaves. Say you need a bunch of leaves for your cooking every week. That means you will probably need about six to eight pots of seedlings, as these plants take about a half and a month to grow. Now that you’ve determined the ideal size of your grow, make sure your resources match. You cannot use two large grow lights or two oscillating fans in a rather small grow tent. Always make sure that everything matches to avoid using more energy than needed.

Consider making the switch to LED.

Kind LED Vegetative Bar Light
Kind LED Vegetative Bar Light

LED grow lights, as we have always mentioned, is the most efficient type of lighting in the market today. It’s definitely the best investment any indoor grower can make because of LED’s top-notch efficiency. Not only do these lights emit less heat, but they also have the perfect light spectrum that plants need for photosynthesis and better growth. Lastly, it’s no secret that they consume less power as well, versus the traditional lighting like HPS, fluorescent lamps, and other old lighting units.

Get your grow tent a controllable air system.

Controllable air system for your grow tent
Photo from Grove Organics

To save on energy, it’s wise that you get a controllable air system for your grow tent. Having one is perfect with the sudden changes in temperature, and you won’t have to worry about the air system running in full force when it gets even colder this Christmas season. You can install an electric transformer that can lower the voltage for your extracting tube vent to let your vent run on various velocities when conditions allow it to.

Source: Royalqueenseeds.com

 

 

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