When growing products it is essential to get the correct level of light to dark & humidity to dryness to ensure you get the best crop you can in the quickest time. By keeping control of as many factors as you can within the growing cycle this will ensure the best results. Natural / UV lighting for day, combined with a humidifier will deliver the right amount of light and water for your crop, whilst at night the crops will transpire giving off moisture which you will need to control as excessive moisture in this stage can lead to mould and over saturation of the plants.
What is needed is a dehumidifier which is designed to remove moisture from the air within the location. A dehumidifier & air moving fans will regulate the transpiring period of the plants growth and ensure the environment is maintained at your set level for optimal growth. An overly warm and humid environment is perfect for bacterial growth which can turn into mould, cause bad smells and effect the health of your Plants - this is why you need to regulate it.
AlorAir Dehumidifiers will assist in the recycling of the water during the transpiration stage by either by pumping or gravity draining, the collected water to an appropriate receptor. Ducting the dry air from the dehumidifiers is also available on some models as is remote controls (coming soon - wireless controls via wifi).
The Sentinel Range of Dehumidifiers can be wall mounted or ceiling hung to keep them out of the way whilst circulating and dehumidifying the air. The HD55 & larger HDi90 units can be remotely controlled via cat 5 cable to a wall mounted panel. Both of the units are quiet in running and can be ducted from.
A number of different filters can be added to the Sentinel Units from the HEPA filter to the Activated Carbon Filter (it comes with the Standard G3 filter).
For Larger rooms we will soon have the Sentinel HDI120, it looks very similar to the other sentinel units but is bigger!!.
All Sentinel Units can be ducted from (the expelled dryer air) allowing for use of a blown air if required for targeted drying should this be a requirement at all.
Alternatively why not look at the Storm Range of dehumidifiers including the wifi enabled Storm 850C, see pics of our current largest upright the Storm Elite 125L.
Air Movers like the AlorAir Zeus 900 and Zeus Extreme are good for general air movement around the hydroponics rooms and help pick up any residual moisture from plants and other surfaces to lift it into the air where the dehumidifiers then remove it. The Zeus 900 has 4 speed controls, is easily placed and has multiple ways it can sit/stand. For large rooms the Zeus extreme ensures good overall movement of air with its huge 3000cfm capicity.
The Cleanshield HEPA 550 Air Scrubber can be used within the hydroponics environment to add additional air movement as well as removing air borne particles and smells with its 3 stage filter system, pre-filter, HEPA filter and Activated Carbon filter. The Cleanshield HEPA 550 Air Scrubber has a variable speed control and also a pressure sensitive function showing when the HEPA / Activated Carbon filter needs to be changed.
The Cleanshield HEPA 550 Air Scrubber filters are easy to replace, the ducting is easy to attach, the unit is easy to use and has variable speed control, combined with a filter replacement light - hopefully the right tool for you!