Information and knowledge related to the benefits of cannabis have been evolving rapidly over the last few years, as well the laws and regulations related to it. If you own a cannabis greenhouse with an HVAC system, there are a whole set of regulations specifically for HVAC systems. Let’s take a look at what these regulations pertain to.
HVAC systems used in cannabis greenhouses are much different than the ones used in residential homes. While you should always check with your specific city when installing any sort of HVAC system in your greenhouse, here are some common things that are considered in the regulations.
- Humidity: Growing marijuana has many complicated considerations. Grow rooms need to be kept at specific temperatures and humidity settings, and these vary with each strain and crop. If the temp or moisture setting is even just a tad off, it can ruin the entire crop, so HVAC systems must be able to accommodate accordingly.
- Energy Use: HVAC systems that are used in greenhouses are extremely powerful, so they use a large amount of energy to operate. The regulations are made to make sure this is done safely.
Open or Closed
The type of HVAC system you need for your greenhouse depends on whether it is open or closed. With an open greenhouse, an evaporative cooling pad and fan system are usually used. This kind of system keeps the air moving by pushing the hot air out through exhaust fans on the edges of the structure. In a closed greenhouse, you can have more control over the temperature, meaning a more powerful HVAC system.
If you own a cannabis greenhouse in need of an HVAC system, contact the experts at L&M Heating and Cooling. They will be able to go over all the specific regulations and get you up and running in no time.