As indoor grow facilities become more popular, a common challenge remains in managing the interior climate. Indoor grow facilities allow growers to control the climate – to an extent. Growing indoors lessens the risk of droughts, hail damage and severe temperature, yes. On the other hand, growing in a greenhouse or grow facility offers periods of high humidity and temperature issues. As more grow facilities emerge growers are turning to temporary or seasonal climate control for help.
The Climate in Greenhouses and Indoor Cultivation
Flowers, vegetables, cannabis, spices or fruits, whatever the product may be, any grower can attest to the fact that managing crops is a challenge. Growing indoors can somewhat reduce the challenges but managing humidity, temperature and light remain key concerns. Most growing facilities have permanent HVAC systems, as well as high quality fans, lighting, watering systems and so on. Despite this equipment, many challenges arrive.
A common issue involves seasonality – as in, the ambient temperature outside impacting the indoor facilities’ ability to maintain temperatures and/or humidity. Summer is the biggest culprit with temperature spikes and air conditioning systems struggling to maintain optimum growing temperatures. In the winter, with dry, cold ambient air, condensation can form indoors and become an issue. Regardless of the seasons, while plants grow and water consumption adjusts during the grow, controlling humidity can become a regular struggle, especially towards harvest time when mold growth becomes a strong possibility.
Rental Equipment Helps Greenhouses and Indoor Grow Facilities
Despite these challenges, growing in greenhouses and indoor facilities continues to rise in popularity. As greenhouses expand and grow facilities become larger, equipment costs also rise. The capital expenditures to buy a permanent system can be a massive expense for many growers, before the first tomato or herb is even sold. Some growers who operate greenhouse facilities are unaware of temporary climate systems. Renting a temporary dehumidifier or a portable commercial air conditioner can be a surprise to some. The fact is using a temporary climate control system can be very affordable, as well as convenient.
A rental dehumidifier that is set on a humidistat (a device that activates the dehumidifier when a level of humidity is reached) can help in many ways, at a surprisingly low cost. Using a rental dehumidifier can help maintain ideal growing conditions, reduce the chance of mold growth, as well as help deliver healthy crops. All of these benefits help growers capitalize on delivering (selling) the greatest amount of crops, not to mention reduce worry about the humidity conditions. Rather than lose product or have low yields, why not look at another option?
Rental Dehumidifiers and Temporary Climate Control
Contact your local Polygon Representative to rent a system that can help your greenhouse or cultivation facility. You can look forward to a series of infographics on our blog about the ideal climate conditions during the various stages of the horticultural process.