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Greenhouse Heating

Propane provides consistent heat in a low-emission, plant-safe way that can benefit greenhouses of any kind. This versatile fuel can power forced-air furnaces to keep building temperatures optimal and bottom-heat boilers to warm water used for flowers and plants requiring warmer soil. It can also be used for dehumidification to pull moisture out of the air, reducing plant disease and increasing overall product quality.


Benefits of Propane Greenhouse Heaters


Versatile Heaters

Installed and portable units are available giving growers customizable, convenient options without being restricted to a local power grid.

Energy Efficient

Why do farmers rely on propane-powered Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems? Because they can operate at 70-80 percent efficiency while using less fuel to produce each unit of output.

Environmentally Friendly

Propane-powered Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems emit 44 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than grid electricity, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

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Do greenhouse gases trap heat?

The simplest explanation is that greenhouses convert light energy to heat energy. Sunlight that enters the greenhouse is absorbed by the plant life inside, where it is converted to heat. Experts recommend that greenhouses be kept at a steady 80-85°F. Propane’s portability, along with the variety of permanent and temporary greenhouse heating appliances available, allows growers to operate their greenhouse operation year-round in virtually any place in the country.

How can I transition from electricity to propane?

Making the switch from electric heat to propane heat provides greater savings, performance, security, and efficiency. Your Ferrellgas Account Manager can walk you through the easy steps needed to convert your system to clean-burning propane gas.

How much propane does an average greenhouse use?

Propane usage works on a combination of greenhouse size and propane appliance variables. Calculate your greenhouse surface area and BTUs with this Greenhouse Surface Calculator courtesy of

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