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Propane-Powered First Glimpse of Spring

Although spring has sprung in most parts of the U.S., we are eagerly awaiting warmer weather for it to truly feel like the season has changed. After a harsh winter with unprecedented snowfall, some sunshine and flowers seem like a much needed escape. It may take a little longer for most of us to see some flowers and greenery outside, but propane has been powering a way for you to get a sneak peek of what’s to come this season.

University of New Hampshire Greenhouse, Photo courtesy of UNH Today

Getting a jump start on the spring foliage, greenhouses in cooler regions can use propane heaters to regulate their temperatures to grow all kinds of flowery foliage.

Greenhouses must keep a consistent, temperate environment to support growth, regardless of outside conditions. For example, in order to grow seedlings, temperatures need to stay at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In order to get the right heater for their plants and environment, greenhouses need to figure out which heater to get based on the BTU rating, which factors in the following:

  • the surface area of the greenhouse
  • maximum interior temperature needed
  • minimum exterior temperature expected
  • heat loss factor for the greenhouse covering material

The benefit of using a propane heater is consistent heat, the option of venting the heat supply (which is needed for sensitive plants) and it’s a clean, green fuel! So, the next time you stop to smell the roses, remember that it’s just one of the many ways you can use AmeriGas Propane.

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