How to Create an Optimal, Affordable Vertical Farm Ventilation System at Scale
With any form of indoor growing, the need for an optimized ventilation system is paramount to success. Without one, plants are susceptible to the problems that come with excess heat and humidity. But with vertical farming, in particular, there are unique challenges in creating an even, balanced ventilation system.
While air conditioners and dehumidifiers are a great foundation for your climate, they fail to address the issue of microclimates. These microclimates arise from plants being in close proximity to each other on trays and vertical layers. And, this is an issue that cannot be overlooked if you're hoping to cultivate a healthy, bountiful crop come harvest day.
Fortunately, we're here to provide you with a simple, affordable, and most importantly, scalable solution to ventilate your vertical farm and address the issue of microclimates. With the help of TerraBloom duct fans, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing each layer and tray within your facility is happy and healthy.
In today's discussion, we'll talk about what you should consider when optimizing your vertical farming ventilation setup with duct fans - and how these integrate with your existing air condition and dehumidification systems. By the end of this article, you'll feel confident in your next steps to perfecting your vertical farm's ventilation. Let's not waste any more time.
Why Vertical Farming Ventilation is so Important
As we mentioned at the start of this discussion, ventilation is an essential consideration in any indoor growing setup.
Heat quickly builds up with the presence of grow lights. Plants create a ton of humidity - which left unchecked, can contribute to problems like poor nutrient uptake or powdery mildew. Moreover, your plants need your help to bring in fresh CO2 so they can thrive.
All of this is addressed by your ventilation system. And in a vertical growing operation, your ventilation system is even more important. Plants are stacked upon one another, and there is even less room for heat and humidity to dissipate in the space. As such, microclimates can arise - which are a serious challenge. Due to a lack of proper airflow, individual layers of play trays start to suffer the effects of excess heat and humidity.
We know what you're thinking - won't your air conditioning system and dehumidifiers address these problems, as they function within the same space? Unfortunately, they will not. At least, not in a cost-effective manner. Air conditioning is expensive - and doesn't offer the targeted cooling you need within these microclimates. The same is true of dehumidifiers.
Both of these work great for managing your environment a broad level as a whole, but the problem of microclimates persists nonetheless. You need a superior, more precise solution - and that's where TerraBloom's industrial duct fans come in. Here's why they are the #1 choice for vertical farming ventilation.
Why TerraBloom's Duct Fans are the #1 Solution for Vertical Farming Ventilation & Addressing Microclimates
When it comes to vertical farm ventilation, there are a few things you need to consider. You want reliability and safety so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your plants are healthy and happy - even when you're not there to see them for yourself. Energy efficiency should be top of mind as well, so you can keep costs low and enjoy the maximum ROI on your crop. You also want to make sure your vertical farming ventilation solution is flexible, scalable, and compact.
This is a lot to ask for in one solution - and we didn't even mention the affordability factor yet. While it may seem impossible to find a solution that addresses all these concerns, TerraBloom does. Here's how...
Reliability & Safety to Avoid Disruptions and Enjoy Peace of Mind
The last thing you want is to come in to inspect your crop only to see your ventilation components have failed, and your plants are suffering. Many times, these issues are discovered after it's too late. That's why you need a solution you can count on to remain reliable and safe.
Our fans feature ratings like ETL/UL-507, CE, RoHS, and ErP for Europe. Reliability of data is achieved through independent testing of all commercial fan models along with independent certification from the HVI and Energy Star. You don't just have to take our word for it when we tell you our equipment is going to exceed your expectations - we've got the 3rd party data to back it up.
We manufacture our products under the strictest standards and using the best possible materials. That includes top-grade components such as steel casings and safety grilles, coupled with Japanese ball bearings with a 70000 hours lifespan. Plus, our support is based in the US and we always have stock on hand which can be shipped quickly to the customer. In the unlikely event something goes wrong with your fans, we'll make it right ASAP so your crop doesn't get derailed.
Unparalleled Energy Efficiency with Powerful Output
Energy efficiency is top of mind for any indoor growing operation. But, this is especially true in vertical farms where there may be hundreds of fans running at once. These energy costs add up fast - and thus, you need the most efficient fan possible to help you enjoy the maximum ROI come harvest day.
With TerraBloom fans in your facility, you'll enjoy up to 30-75% energy savings compared to the competition. Our EC fans can be run at lower speeds for peak energy efficiency - while also eliminating noise to a whisper-quiet level. In fact, our fans are certified by Energy Star as the most efficient category/tier of fans on the market. AC fans, on the other hand, generate heat and waste energy. If you're looking to save money on your electrical bill every month, stick with TerraBloom.
Effortless Climate Management at Scale
Managing an indoor growing climate is tough. But, managing an indoor growing climate with hundreds - or even thousands - of plants is an incredibly difficult challenge. Thus, you need a means of managing your climate at scale. Our fans allow you to do just that - effortlessly.
You can automate the system as a whole with ease through on/off switching and fan-speed settings through computerized controls. Our fans use an open ecosystem and support all major speed adjustment protocols such as potentiometers, 0-10V or PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). Moreover, a tachometer output is provided for troubleshooting any potential connection/motor issues with the system as a whole.
Compact Form Factor Helps You Get the Most Out of Your Growing Space
We don't have to tell you what a precious commodity your indoor growing space is. You know that making the most of your floor space is imperative to getting a solid ROI on the crop - the more plants you can fit, the better. This is the beauty of vertical farming, after all. But - even as you maximize your facility through vertical growing, you need to make wise decisions about the size of your equipment.
We recognize the importance of maximizing growing space, too. So, we've designed our duct fans to be as compact as possible. After all, these are to be installed between vertical layers with limited clearance. While many fans on the market are too large to even be considered, our fans can fit in the tightest spaces possible.
Versatile Installation & Setup
Your vertical farm is unique - and your ventilation system will be, too. That's why we've designed our fans to be as versatile as possible from an installation and setup standpoint. They can be wired, wireless, thermostat based, or used with a 3rd party device.
There's no other vertical farming ventilation solution as flexible and buildable as TerraBloom. To keep things simple, we’ve got a range of versatile duct fan controllers to pair with your fans.
Let's Work Together to Perfect Your Climate Through Our Vertical Farming Ventilation Components
You can now see the value in integrating TerraBloom vertical farming ventilation components in your facility. In summary, you'll enjoy:
- Peace of mind - our solution is reliable, backed up by third-party testing & unparalleled customer support.
- A higher ROI - slash your energy bill by 30% when you choose our solution over the competition. No need to ramp up the air conditioning - our duct fans have you covered. And, through the compact nature of our fans, you can fit more plants in your growing space. Every inch counts.
- Effortless scalability - getting hundreds of these fans all working in tandem is easy when you choose TerraBloom.
- Versatile installation & operation - no other fans are as versatile or flexible as ours. Set these up and monitor them however you see fit.
There’s a reason you’ll find our ventilation components in the top commercial cultivation facilities around the globe. Not only do we offer the inline duct fans you need to eliminate microclimates and dial in your environment. We also have other ventilation essentials - like carbon filters, inline booster fans, and more.
So, what are you waiting for? Reach out today and let's talk over the details of your vertical farm's ventilation system - and discover how our solution can help you take control of your climate once and for all. It's time to say goodbye to the problem of microclimates once and for all.