Indoor hydroponic systems have costs that need to factor in when deciding if the system is worth it.
Reports have shown that the monthly cost of a hydroponic system can range from $40 to $150 per month. If you examine your electricity bill, you’ll notice that the statement shows how much you pay per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Studying the listed costs will give you an idea of how much your hydroponic system costs every month if you compare the expenses to earlier months when you did not have an indoor hydroponics system.
A hydroponic pump, lights, and heating will drive up your monthly energy costs. Remember, most plants grown hydroponically require a temperature range from 64F to 74F (18-23C), so you’ll need to run your home’s heating system during the winter months.
Initial Start-up Costs of a Hydroponic System
When hydroponic gardening, you’ll need to factor in the initial startup costs to purchase the items you need, such as:
- Lighting equipment
You can buy complete hydroponic garden kits that are small and made for an apartment, kitchen, or another space-limited area of your home. Such hydroponic kits are usually very affordable and easy to set up.
You’ll need to invest in nutrient solutions for your hydroponic system. The price of solutions varies depending on brand, formula, and size. You can usually buy the hydroponic nutrient solutions in quart and gallon-size jugs.