Discussion in 'Smokers Lounge' started by HeadCase, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. HeadCase

    HeadCase Old Prick

    My dam electric bill tripled this month first month with everything running it was $186 just electric-Bud
  2. bigbudztoo

    bigbudztoo growin the good stuff

    You are running a couple of 600's right ? That seems like a hell of an increase for those. Is your electric any cheaper if you run at night ?
  3. HeadCase

    HeadCase Old Prick

    only running 1 600w hps and couple t5's a little electric heater 6'' inline fan and a little fan-Bud
  4. Justcheckingitout

    Justcheckingitout GK Old Timer

    The stuff you got running shouldnt cause that much, maybe a small hike. I got a 600 w hps, a 400w hps, a 300 w led and another 255 w led a 375 cfm inline fan and some flows and not that much notice to my electric bill except running heat last 2 months off and on and hurricane power increase to fix all the stuff that got fucked up in southern states.

    Could there be a rate increase? Some states/places do it this time of year cause everyone used more cost to make electric for heat and hurricaine/storm's dammage repair.
  5. ducrider

    ducrider growing your mamas weed

    Bet is the heater how many watts does it pull? You’d be surprised how much juice one small space heater can use. I’d expect a 600 watt room plus 300-500 watts of T5 to run about $100/month

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  6. HeadCase

    HeadCase Old Prick

    The grow is running me $ 120 more a month-Bud
  7. ducrider

    ducrider growing your mamas weed

    I’m not sure how large of a heater you’ve been using or if it’s thermostatically controlled but a small 125watt panel heater would do the trick and be much more efficient to run.
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  8. HeadCase

    HeadCase Old Prick

    it is real small not sure the watts I'll check later-Bud
  9. ducrider

    ducrider growing your mamas weed

  10. HeadCase

    HeadCase Old Prick

    [​IMG]it's 1500 watts and it's only 7"X 7" big I didn't think it was that many watts
  11. HeadCase

    HeadCase Old Prick

  12. ResinRubber

    ResinRubber Civilly disobedient/Mod

    Heaters be a bitch on pull. You should set a timer for it to be off during lights on and dial back the airflow to capture heat from your HPS too. It helps a ton.
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  13. ducrider

    ducrider growing your mamas weed

    Or get one of these and program it to come on when the room hits 68. That should be enough of a buffer to keep the room from dropping below 63-65 before the heater catches up.

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  14. ducrider

    ducrider growing your mamas weed

    I’m my small room I use two of those outlets. One for the panel heater and the other to bring on the exhaust fan for when the hps is lit.
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  15. blazerwill420

    blazerwill420 Fuck AUMA

    This is the one I have for air flow hooked to my fan.
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  16. HeadCase

    HeadCase Old Prick

    Glad I stopped using electric heaters in my grow it cut my bill for total electric to $96 this month-Bud
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  17. Green Goblin

    Green Goblin Cannabis Connoisseur

    I recently had to do a fuel cost analysis on our farm electricity and propane were the same at ~$3.75/therm and pellets were $1.20/therm. My grow room has a pellet stove :pimp:
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  18. Herb

    Herb Mountain Man

    Pellet stove...nice. :beerchug:

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