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I have been manly growing outdoors in soil but for sometime but I’ve been thinking about doing a inside grow. I have two 300 led grow lights and a 4x5x70 tent already . My question is …. What the average cost to run a set up on a auto flower or photo plant till harvest ? 

 
Posted : July 15, 2022 6:54 am
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@philmebowls my electric bill say for stuff running all the time mine is $25 a mo now that air conditioner is another story

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I have central air. It was hard before that. High temps were a nightmare. My reservoir fermented. It was goo. 

 

Depends if he's doing soil or hydro.

 
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As others have mentioned, it really does matter on your cost of electricity where you live. But let's say with fans, lights, dehumidifier/humidifier your usage comes out at 1000w wall draw, at current average prices in Australia you are looking at 22.74c per kWh. 

On an auto grow of 18/6 you have 18kwh(kilowatt hours - 1000w x 18 hours) roughly for a full 18 hour run if everything shits off for 6 hours and nothing continues to run. So at the 22.74c per kWh it works out to be a smidge under $4.10 for 1 day. Times that by let's say 90 days for an average auto run, your looking at roughly $369 dollars for an auto run. 

All that's assuming nothing is working outside of that 18 hours. Which is generally never the case as your clip fans, and de/humidifier and exhaust will always still be running to keep everything in check. So with taking that into consideration your looking at around $400aud approximately for a 90 day run. 

Again that's based on power price average in Australia and assuming your not running things like ac etc. Aircon will add about another $2.50 per day so an additional $225aud. 

So not a cheap exercise depending on your energy prices in your area. If you are worried about the jump on a bill being suspicious it's nothing compared to some people running multiple computers etc, my pc alone draws 750w from the wall and people will leave a pc running 24 hours a day. Unless your planning on running 20 odd lights it's nothing out of the ordinary. 

Hope that helps you find an answer even if it was a tad long winded hahaha  Smile

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@philmebowls All good advice above.  One thing to consider for costs and ease of management is an Inkbird for humidity and temp controls.  If you are not familiar, these are two separate controllers for both temp and humidity which you can program at the levels and variance you want. Essentially, they turn on your humidifier/dehuey only when too dry, or heat/AC only when too cold/hot, and sound an alarm if there are problems.  They are commercial quality and only cost $75US on Amazon. They pay for themselves the first grow in saved energy AND prevent many problems.  Hope that helps.
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I have been manly growing outdoors in soil but for sometime but I’ve been thinking about doing a inside grow. I have two 300 led grow lights and a 4x5x70 tent already . My question is …. What the average cost to run a set up on a auto flower or photo plant till harvest ? 

you opened two thread with pretty much the same question mate, please to keep questions to one thread:) 

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I use inkbird's humidistat in my drying room. They are great! Cheap too.

 
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@philmebowls Let me ask my wife how much it cost me to move my outdoor grow inside.

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