Hello and welcome back to the GreenBox GrownIntro Series to Growing Cannabis at Home.
In this video I explain the best way to setup your greenhouse so it uses as little electricity as possible and saves you a ton of money onyour electric bill! I also show you how to set up your power cordsso you don’t overload any of the circuits in your house or blow any fuses.
Here is a good shot of the power cords coming out of my greenhouse and running to the housewhere they are plugged in.
I have to mostly use the outlets inside myhouse because we only have a couple outside.
Here we are in the greenhouse and you can see I have 2 LED grow lights as well as 2fans and a heater towards the back.
It is always a good Idea to hang the connectionsof your power cords so they are off the ground.
This prevents them from getting wet, whichcould cause them to short.
Here are the fans we have on each side andthen the heater is down there.
This greenhouse actually uses a minimal amount of electricity because we are runningLED lights, which are only on for a couple of hours per day and use a fraction of thepower most grow lights require.
The heater is definitely the largest sourceof power consumption, which is why I always run mine on a separate circuit from everythingelse.
The fans in this grow room are also very powerefficient and barley use any electricity.
This is a shot of the greenhouse from my balcony out back and here are the power cords runningup to my house and inside.
I have a ton of other cords up here, whichare coming from my other greenhouses.
Since I have a decent amount of equipmentto power, it is especially important I spread the cords out through out the house and don’tload them all up on one circuit.
If you do that you can easily blow a fuseor mess up the electrical wiring in your house.
Here we are at one of the outlets I am using inside.
This power cord is hooked up to the heaterand 2 fans in my greenhouse down below which is plenty for this one circuit.
The best way to decide on how many appliances you can hook up to each circuit is based onthe total amount of amps they draw.
Each circuit in the average house can hold15 amps of total pull, so once you’ve reached that limit you should move on to the nextcircuit.
It’s also a good idea to stay a little belowthat limit of 15 amps so nothing overheats.
On average a fan will draw an amp or 2, andthe LEDS I am using pull 3 amps each.
As you probably already know, the more amps you are using to power your grow, the higheryour electricity bill will be each month.
That is why I always buy energy efficientproducts, which use a fraction of the electricity, and will cut your monthly power usage in halfor even more.
Before I had energy efficient fans and equipment,my electricity bill had almost doubled from my cannabis grow.
But once I switched over, it was just slightlyabove what I was paying before I started growing.
You can always check the box the product came in to see what the amp rating is.
Heaters are what draw the most power, andthe average 1200-watt heater pulls around 12.
That’s why I recommend having a heater onit’s own circuit with maybe 1 or 2 fans on it.
Now that you have a good grasp on how to properlypower your growing appliances, you are ready to move on to the next intro to growing video.
That is all I have for now, but as alwaysthank you for watching and happy growing.