Are you worried about the smell of your indoor garden extending out of your grow tent or grow room, and into other areas of your house? Or worse, drifting towards neighbors?
This is a common concern many new growers and seasoned cultivators experience, and depending on the quantity and type of plant you are growing, odors can be especially pungent. Luckily, we have created complete ventilation and odor control kits to help keep your garden discrete!
How do I manage odor in my grow room?
The number one way to keep the smell of your growing space under control is to set up a ventilation system. Stagnant air can become especially hot and smelly, and so you need to keep this air moving, and replace it with fresh air often.
When it comes to eliminating odor, the carbon filter is the most important component. Carbon filters are placed before or after the inline fan, and scrub the air that passes through before expelling it outside of the tent or grow room.
If you find that a standard ventilation system is not enough, there are more advanced ways of combating odor inside. These include circulation fans, ozone generators, surface & air purifiers, and odor absorbing gels, sprays & mists.
Why you should use a complete ventilation and odor control kit
Setting up a ventilation exhaust system can be complicated. From choosing the right ducting, to finding a filter that fits your fan, to selecting the right controller, it can get confusing. At Hydrobuilder, we have made this a one-step process for you with our complete ventilation and odor control kits!
Here is what is included in our complete exhaust fan and filter systems:
Pair one of these carbon filter and fan exhaust kits with one of our HEPA filter and fan intake kits, and you will have a complete ventilation system. This will provide your plants with the cleanest, highest quality air while effectively removing contaminated, smelly, hot air.
How often should air be exchanged in the grow room?
As mentioned earlier, it is important to constantly be recycling the air in the grow tent or grow room with fresh, clean air. There are two reasons for this.
Stagnant air is also especially smelly. From an odor elimination standpoint, it is absolutely essential we remove air and replace it with new air through the intake system.
At the very least, you want to replace the air in your grow room every 1-3 minutes.
What size exhaust fan do I need?
To make sure your ventilation system is effective, you need to ensure the fan you use can actually move the amount of air necessary. To do this, measure your growing space in cubic feet. If you are growing in a space of 500 cubic feet, and you want to remove air at least every 1-3 minutes, you will be safe with a fan rated for 500 CFM (cubic feet per minute).
You also need to pay attention to the flange size of your fan, to make sure it fits your ducting. Common sizes of inline fans range from 4 inches all the way up to 20 inches.
Want help picking out the right carbon filter and fan exhaust kit? Give our expert growers a call at 888-815-9763 and let us help you!
If you want to learn more about setting up your ventilation system, check out our full guide on grow room ventilation!