Precise climate in your grow room is central to your success, whether you’re growing mushrooms or medical marijuana. Quality cultivation requires a high standard of care, and traditional AC systems are not enough to meet those needs. Our experienced commercial HVAC mechanical contractors understand the industry and the need for an expertly designed HVAC system that meets the challenges of each unique grow room setting.
Tips for a Successful Grow Room HVAC System Design
Specific environmental conditions are necessary to prevent disease, fuel proper growth, and support healthy plants with the full expression of all beneficial qualities. Precise grow room climate control is especially important in the cannabis industry. Focusing on these essential elements is crucial to avoid jeopardizing your business’ success:
Airflow, which should be designed to mimic the natural winds outdoors, is essential for healthy, well-developed plants. Airflow directly impacts stem strength and formation and influences the transfer of heat and gases between the plant and surrounding air (respiration/CO circulation). Wind angle also affects transpiration rate, including water movement from the plant to the environment. Airflow involves more than simply moving air and must include the right mix of ventilation and air recirculation to support CO circulation and prevent fungal diseases and odor. There are many options to manage this, including innovative stratifying fan technology, fabric duct air distribution, floor-mounted fans, and oscillating ventilators, as well as ionization and UV light technology to manage odors and disease.
Maintaining the optimal temperature range is integral to plant growth. Straying outside these parameters for significant amounts of time inhibits development, weakening plants and making them susceptible to disease. These temperatures must also correspond with the proper relative humidity levels, which can pose a significant HVAC challenge. Our experienced contractors understand how to properly size your system for precise climate control, avoiding oversized systems that cause drastic temperature fluctuations and poor relative humidity control, as well as undersized systems, which struggle to keep temperatures in the optimal range.
One of the greatest challenges for any grow room operation is maintaining the proper relative humidity levels. This is complicated by plant lifespan. Transpiration rate and moisture release increase as plants grow and must be removed from the grow room. This humidity release complicates conditions in the flowering phase, which requires lower humidity levels. Traditional HVAC systems simply cannot manage the challenges of commercial humidity control, making an effectively designed dehumidification system an essential component of your grow room climate control design. Paired with smart HVAC technology, it’s possible to achieve optimal results while reducing energy consumption and cost and reducing the likelihood of error when managing the grow room climate.
Ensure optimal growing conditions and the success of your business with a commercial HVAC service company with experience in the industry. Schedule a grow room HVAC design consultation with H & H Commercial Services today.