A traditional HVAC system isn’t designed to monitor and control humidity, making cannabis cultivators’ facilities too dry for cultivation. Growing cannabis requires the use of specialized HVAC systems that not only control temperature but also humidity. A system like this is often referred to as an ‘integrated HVAC system.
By controlling temperature and humidity from a single system, integrated HVAC systems make specific environmental control easier. Having separate air conditioning and humidification/dehumidification systems results in uneven temperature/humidity distribution, which is more difficult to control. Pests and pathogens can grow more easily in inconsistent conditions, reducing crop health.
With the help of Low Voltage Control System tools, today’s top cannabis growers monitor, collect data, and automate their HVAC systems. You could, for example, install humidity sensors in your greenhouse and collect data from them. Your integrated HVAC system can make small changes based on minute-by-minute readings of your greenhouse conditions, keeping your crop in ideal conditions.
Why Focus On Air Flow
In addition to an integrated HVAC system, cultivators can benefit from installing a custom airflow system to optimize ventilation and flow in your facility. Cultivation facilities are distinctively different, so a one-size-fits-all solution cannot be applied across the board. Your facility’s inner workings must be tailored to your needs, from the smallest hardware choices to the largest equipment purchases, and optimal circulation without wasting energy or space requires carefully customized airflow systems.
Vulcan Squad has spent years collaborating with the best cultivators in the business. We install high-end solutions from our high-end partners and help to elevate the productivity and success of our customers.
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Why HVAC and Air Flow
Cannabis plants require CO2 to photosynthesize by converting it for energy. Air circulation systems help to distribute CO2 throughout your facility, enabling the plants to more efficiently absorb it. Air circulators also help to prevent a buildup of CO2 from occurring, which can be harmful to the plants if left unaddressed.
Deter Pests & Mold
Consistent air circulation helps to prevent pests and mold from taking up residence on your plants. Without a chance to settle in still air, small airborne pests and contaminants simply blow over and away from your crops.
Promote Comfortable Temperatures
While your HVAC system does much of the work keeping your facility’s temperatures in a comfortable range for the plants, you may find that your employees don’t enjoy the heat quite as much. Air flow systems and tools can be used to help cool workstations and heavy traffic areas, and keep working conditions safe and comfortable for the humans tending to your plants.
For particularly hot seasons, high-powered fans can also act as support for struggling HVAC systems, and help to keep plants from wilting or becoming dehydrated.
Increased Cooling Efficiency
It can be hard to get consistent airflow throughout large spaces, and one end of the facility always seems to get the short end of the stick. With our customizable air flow systems, we can install smart solutions like fabric duct systems to efficiently transport cool air from one end of your facility to another. Use to send single-source air to multiple grow areas, and keep the whole facility cool from top to bottom.