So I’ve upsized from my old cabinet to a full 10x12 room in the basement. My issue is that during the winter the basement gets to be around 64 degrees. I was thinking of using a MH wing reflector for winter time vegging. Can anyone tell me if a 600 watt MH will put off enough heat so that I don’t need a space heater on the whole time during lights on ? I’d rather pay for electricity for light and get the heat as a bonus if possible
How is your humidity?, i ask because if you have to use one they give off some heat and will raise the temp in the room @Watt-Sun
With the room empty I’m at about 45% Rh. I haven’t grown in the room yet as it’s in the final phases of construction but as it stands , it’s cold and dry
so your humidity is good for flower but not veg, i know its a big expence but i put a reverse cycle aircon in, it heats cools and dehumidifies so for me it was worth the money.
If 64f is the low temp without any lights on, you should be fine.
Light off in my basement hits 45f, and 75f with lights on. I have to run a space heater at night.
Its not horible and when plants r in there it will go up that light will be close to getting your temps up some.
Do you use MH for veg? What size room do you have?
But doesn’t that need 1.21 jigawatts?
Seriously though …a what?
An Air conditioner
try a 1500w Duraflame Quarts Infrared heater,
use it to get the room at workable temp.!
i use one to heat a 16 x 28 x 9 tall ‘garage’ (well insulated) and it does good.!
keeps the room temp at 70-71,
in your basement it would do great.!!
it will take 1-3 weeks for a heater/dehumidifier/humidifier to get a room acclimatized.!!
expect 2-3 wks in a basement.!
I run 2- 1000w MH/ HPS lights in a 13x13 room. I have air cooled reflectors and still run a heater set at 72. When it warms up a little, I will turn on the a/c. A lot depends on how much air you are moving through the room.