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Energy

Reduce Energy Consumption

Reducing our energy consumption is a long term goal and initially we replaced all the thermostats with more accurate digital thermostats to gain a better control of heating and zoned glasshouses into sections. A new environmental Tomtec computer also assisted us with improving our control of the heating and venting in the houses.

We use circulation fans to keep the air moving in the glasshouses and linking these to humidistats means they are only on when required.

We have recently installed a Photo Voltiec solar system to generate electricity and though this will not be large enough to generate all our requirements it will make a significant contribution (just over 33%