The indoor farming industry is changing and growing as we speak. In 2022 the indoor growing industry is estimated to jump to a $40.25 billion industry. Have you seen this industry increasing in the area you live? What kind of grow rooms are popping up in your town?
One cause of the enormous indoor farming growth is the undependable nature of traditional farming for various reasons:
- Climate changes affecting the weather
- Lack of water
- Inadequate land for large growing areas
- Soil contamination
Because the demand for fresh, nutrient-dense produce has grown and recent legislation to legalize cannabis in many states, indoor farming is increasing like crazy. The indoor factor makes it easier for farmers to control and minimize the risks experienced with outdoor growing.
Although it’s not the first thing you think about when you consider indoor farming, a sound HVAC system should be a top priority for any indoor grow facility. As consumers, it probably doesn’t even cross our minds as a component of this ever-increasing industry. Still, it can affect almost every aspect of the business and is unlike any normal HVAC system in a commercial building. The atmosphere and environment of a grow room, if neglected, can cost a company thousands of dollars overnight. You certainly don’t want your HVAC system to be the weak link in your operation!
That being said, indoor grow facilities spend thousands of dollars and take months to design and build the right HVAC system for their company. Each grow facility is different and has different requirements and specific needs. Getting it right in the beginning is worth the time and money. Your HVAC system is crucial to the success of your plants thriving, but also of your plants being the quality that you desire.
Now that marijuana has been legalized in so many states across the country, and some have even legalized it for recreational use, the demand has grown considerably. It doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon either.
Traditional HVAC units will not hack it for marijuana-growing facilities. Unique cannabis hydroponic HVAC systems are needed so that farmers have better control of the environment in each grow room. The airflow, temperature, humidity, lighting, and more are necessary for optimal growth. The conditions have to be precise and just right. The more control farmers have of their grow rooms, the better quality their product will be.