Heat Pump

Definition - What does Heat Pump mean?

A heat pump as the name suggests is used to define a heating system used in greenhouses. This pump is a replacement for natural and original greenhouse heating options like inaccessible natural gas, bottled propane gas or heating oil. There are many heat pump options but the most popular ones are geothermal heat pumps, air source heat pumps, and ground source heat pumps.

MaximumYield explains Heat Pump

Greenhouses are coveted for their regulated temperatures and desired yields all year round. As a result, a greenhouse can have increased yields with the right temperature for plants. The desired temperatures vary based on the plant grown. The temperatures typically range between 36 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. However, higher temperatures are required for delicate plants and these are generally what heat pumps help with.

Though heat pumps are fairly accessible, a DIY alternative for a heat pump is bubble wrap insulation in a greenhouse which traps air leakages and helps maintain warm temperatures within the greenhouse. But, heat pumps are a favored choice for temperature unaffected yields. Plus, good heating will help seeds germinate, improve the metabolism of plants and speed up the process of photosynthesis.

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