Smart Gro – Oil Filled Radiator 2500w 11 Fin
- Approx: 60cm tall x 55cm width x 12cm depth
- 3 Heat settings: 1000w, 1500w & 2500w
- 9 oil filled fins
- Thermostatic control and overheat protection
- 1.5mtr cable
- Castor wheels for manoeuvrability
- Heats up to a 25mtr square area
- CE certified
- Maintenance free
The Smart Gro Oil Filled Radiator is a compact and powerful heater, perfect for warming up your grow room and keeping temperatures at their optimum. Oil filled radiators will heat up a grow room without drying the air as with conventional fan heaters.
Having a portable oil filled radiator makes warming up your growing rooms easy you can move it around whenever necessary without disrupting anything from your grow room set-up.
Smart Gro Oil Filled Radiators are the ideal low-cost freestanding heat source on castors with a noiseless operation. The heating element is completely sealed making the design safe and reliable, as well as maintenance free.
This unit is easy to assemble; simply follow the instructions supplied with the unit.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
The importance of heat to hydroponic systems.
Photosynthesis, which is essential to all plant life, can only occur when the atmosphere in your hydroponics systems is sufficiently warm. Should the temperature fall too low or should it fluctuate too much throughout the course of a day, photosynthesis may be stunted, incomplete, or not occur at all.
The temperate conditions to which many plants are accustomed has a great effect on how they grow in a hydroponic system. Plants developed in a way that made them dependent on a supply of moisture in the air and on temperatures that were usually rather high.
Some plants evolved to be much hardier and survive in extreme conditions but the average hydroponic grower wants to set up their hydroponics systems so that their plants do not have to struggle against excess heat or cold.
If the area around your plant is too cool, they may grow more slowly or cease growing altogether. Use a common garden thermometer to take a series of readings in your grow room. Take a reading in the morning, the afternoon, and at night so you have a better understanding on how these times can affect the temperature of your plants.
Most plants are able to thrive when the daytime temperature drops to no more than sixty-five degrees Fahrenheit, though it would be preferable to keep it in between seventy and seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit.
Plants are accustomed to having the temperature at night drop somewhat significantly, but even then you should not let the temperate drop to less than fifty degrees. If temperatures drop too low, your plants may start to hibernate and photosynthesis will be adversely affected.
If you believe that your plants would benefit from raised temperatures, the easiest and cheapest way to do that is to literally raise how far off the ground your plants are growing. Since heat rises, the hottest part of any grow room will invariably be the ceiling. So consider placing those plants on a tall stand or hanging them from the ceiling.
If you believe your plants are suffering from excess heat, try placing them on the floor. Too much heat will affect oxygen uptake. The most obvious sign of excess heat in your grow room is root rot in your plants.
Another more effective, but more costly way to regulate the temperature of your hydroponics systems is to purchase cooling fans. A well-placed cooling fan can be an excellent way to keep both you and your plants comfortable especially when you are using light bulbs that produce a lot of heat.
In cooler climates, purchasing one or more small oil filled electric radiators will help maintain the warm temperatures that your plants thrive on.
It is also important to remember that your plants will actually benefit from a small drop in temperature when you turn off your grow lights. Warmth is perceived by the plant as a sign to continue producing energy through photosynthesis.
When there is no more light present, but there is still a lot of heat, this can send mixed signals to the plant, and it may affect photosynthesis when you turn the grow light on again the next day.
“Good value for money gives out a lot of heat we leave it on the landing to take the chill of through the night .I Googled to see what is the cheapest heater to run and it said the oil filled heaters so I’m hoping there right , I would recommend this heater”
“Excellent heater, this heats up our large lounge very nicely, it has a thermostat, so once the room has got up to desired temperature it cuts off and starts once temperature drops, so basically out of an hour its only on for half an hour, so reduced Bill, it costs about 10 pence an hour to run, so pleased with that, nice looking too, easy moving.”
“Heats up quickly and throws out LOTS of heat for such a SMALL radiator. 20 minutes from turn on Single Bedroom goes from very cold to very warm. Also stays warm for about 40 minutes after turned off. (Obviously if you have a large room you will need a larger radiator).
Its also just about small enough to easily move around the house if need be (although you should let oil settle before turning on).
Very pleased with size, quality, price and delivery/packaging.“
About Smart Gro
Guard ‘n’ Aid is a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; Nutriculture.
Smart Gro is a range of products designed to help with the growth and care of your plants.
From the Nutriculture website:
Designed by pioneers
Nutriculture’s founder, Dr John Molyneux is the father of British hydroponics. He was the first to design and manufacture hobby hydroponic systems for use by home-growers.
John was studying for a PhD at Liverpool University, England in the early 1970s when he conducted extensive trials on the effects of growing without soil to give roots optimum access to oxygen, water and nutrients – he was impressed by the huge yields produced.
He perfected the complex commercial hydroponic set-ups and down-scaled them to make them suitable for home use.
He completed his doctorate and dedicated his career to bringing the benefits of the then-fledgeling science of hydroponics to the hobby grower…..
With a heritage like this, it should be no surprise that Nutriculture hydroponic systems are the market leader in Britain.
Rooted in Plant Science
It’s all about the roots. Give roots a great balance of water, nutrients and oxygen and they’ll grow faster, stronger, healthier and produce bigger yields.
Our botanists, horticulturalists and plant geneticists start every product design project with this plant science in mind.
Tested with Rigor
Our testing processes are famously rigorous. Whatever the hydroponic technique we’re developing a system for – we test and develop until we are satisfied the system optimises the potential of that technique.
Every product is extensively trialled in controlled conditions at our trials complex in England and in the real-world amongst a community of growers from beginner to advanced gardener, in a range of growing situations.