If you want your plants to grow strong and healthy, then you need to maintain ideal conditions in your grow room. Ventilation is a key component of grow room conditions, and it often goes overlooked. A good ventilation system will bring in plenty of CO2 for the plants to use. It will also help maintain a consistent temperature and humidity within the grow room.
So, how do you go about ventilating your grow room? Start by following these dos and don’ts for better grow room climate control.
Do: Install AC if needed.
Air conditioning isn’t necessary in all climates, but if you live in a hot area, it may be essential. When you have a central air system in your grow room, you can rely on the AC not only for cooling, but also for ventilation in the summer. Air passes through a filter before your AC system blows it into your grow room, which helps keep the space cleaner overall. Have a commercial HVAC service company come look at your grow room and recommend an AC system.
Don’t: Just open the windows.
Opening the windows might seem like a good way to get some airflow, but it’s problematic in a grow room for several reasons. First, the air you let inside will likely be humid, which can make mold a concern. Second, the air that escapes the windows will have a potent scent, which the neighbors may not appreciate.
Do: Incorporate an exhaust system.
Have a commercial HVAC mechanical contractor create an exhaust system for your grow room. This way, you’ll be able to expel the oxygen-rich air from your building without letting too much scent escape. These exhaust systems typically are fitted with carbon filters, which remove scented particles from the air.
Don’t: Install an intake without calculating the size.
People who grow in tents often rely on a small, simple air intake to bring air into the space. However, such an intake generally won’t be large enough for a true grow room. Your intake needs to be properly sized for your growing space and for the air exchange system. As such, you should always have a commercial HVAC repair and service company size and install your intake.
Do: Include a carbon filter.
Make sure your ventilation system is fitted with a carbon filter. Beyond removing particulate matter from the air, the carbon filters ensure that toxins like pesticides don’t make their way into your grow room. They also remove odors from the air before it is exhausted.
If you adhere to the dos and don’ts above as you design a ventilation plan for your grow room, you will be on the right track. Contact H&H Commercial Services Inc. if you’re looking for a commercial heating and air conditioning repair company that works on grow room systems.