Improving Your Grow Room Climate
There are 3 important elements to creating the perfect indoor grow room climate. These are temperature, humidity and air quality which together create the perfect mix for your room and plant. There are a few different ways in which you can control your indoor growing environment, so here are our tips for improving your indoor grow room climate.
Let’s start with temperature, keeping your temperature at a consistent level is perhaps one of the most important elements of growing indoors. When needing to cool or heat up your growing environment you have a few different options.
The usual setup will involve a heater in the winter and an extraction system in the summer. This will help to keep the temperature, humidity and CO2 levels completely under control. What you are trying to achieve is a clean process between extracting stale air and drawing in more fresh air. This usual system will involve an extraction system consisting of a filter, fan and ducting which is relatively inexpensive and easy to set up. However, there are a couple of disadvantages, these systems tend to be quite noisy, which isn’t great for those of you wanting to remain discrete.
Alternatively, you could invest in a closed loop system, which will completely seal of your indoor grow room. Using this process will keep the amount of air entering and leaving the room to a minimum. Likewise, instead of exchanging the air – you are treating the air that’s already in the room. Using this process will help to keep insect infestation and diseases to a minimum. However, this method will cost a little more than the traditional process.
The system you choose will also depend on what lights you are currently using and the size of your grow room. Using an extraction fan will help to remove air from your grow room. There’s an easy way to calculate what size fan you need simply multiply the grow tents Length x Width x Height.
For intake fans, you’ll need to make sure your grow room is drawing in less air then what’s being extracted. Remember, you’ll need to place your fans at opposite ends of your grow room, otherwise, you’ll extract air that been moved in.
Another thing you may want to think about is controlling odours within your grow room. To successful remove odours you need a carbon filter. You’ll need one that’s deep enough for all the air being transported through it. Likewise, you’ll need to change your carbon filter once a year in order to get the best results.
However, during the winter you’ll instead want a heater to keep your grow room warm. When choosing your heater we recommend that you look into humidity control too. This way the heater will only warm the room when it needs to. Keeping it at the best temperature for growth.
Finally, by controlling these important elements in your grow room climate, you’ll be able to quickly see better growth results!