Commercial grow operations need commercial grow room HVAC & humidity solutions - that’s why we’re going to share our Quest IQ Series review with you today.
When you have a large investment on the line and you’re trying to cultivate the best crop possible, there is no room for error.
You need the best climate control system on the market, one that offers flexibility, redundancy, and precision - that’s what the Quest IQ Series is all about.
And with the GrowSentry technology behind it, you can finally free yourself from the grow room with remote access to everything you need.
No matter how your facility is set up, you can configure this system to perform efficiently and effectively, ensuring you don’t deal with any environmental issues that could lead to compromised crop quality, or worse, crop loss.
Growers who invest in the Quest IQ Series can experience up to 30% savings on top of the increase in crop quality, which further increases your bottom line.
Throughout the rest of this review, we'll explain what exactly this series is, and who it's for - along with all you can gain from implementing it in your facility.
Who Needs The Quest IQ Series Commercial HVAC & Humidity Control System?
This is an incredibly complex system - definitely geared towards a commercial cultivar with a large indoor grow facility. If you’re a hobbyist, or even a small boutique grower, you don’t need the Quest IQ.
Typically, indoor grows or hybrid greenhouse grows between 1,200-10,000 square feet can benefit from the efficiency and scalability of the Quest IQ Series.
But because the system offers so much flexibility, this range is not a hard and fast rule.
You can reach out to us for more information, and we can discuss your grow facility, your needs, and determine whether there is a way to set the Quest IQ up in your facility.
First, let’s talk about the three different series that comprise the Quest IQ Series.
The Three Components Of The Quest IQ Series
There are three components that comprise the Quest IQ Series, working together to create this all in one climate control system for commercial growers:
- The Evolution Series
- The Compressor Wall Series
- The Dry Coolers Series
The Evolution Series
Designed to answer just about every serious grow room requirement, the Quest IQ Evolution series is built from the ground up with energy efficiency, cost effective climate control, and a small footprint all front of mind.
There is simply no other system that provides this much stability and scalability when it comes to temperature and humidity control.
Ranging from 45-170 lbs/hour moisture removal capacity with 3,000 to 16,000 CFM of air handling, this fully modular system also uses proprietary fluid controllers in a sealed system.
It also implements a dual compressor, dual air path system which ensures that either circuit can operate independently of the other. Should one of these experience problems, you can rest assured it won't affect your grow room climate, because the other will still be hard at work.
The end result is redundant, scalable performance, true economizer cooling, and variable capacity condensers.
The Compressor Wall Series
This system utilizes multiple small compressor modules to create a powerful compressor wall array, which is where the name comes from.
They couple heating, cooling, and dehumidification into a cost-effective and performance-optimized package. Featuring high-quality components and built-in redundancy, you can rest assured your grow is controlled and your investment protected.
Typically installed outside of the growing space (can be mounted on the roof, on a grade, etc.), this modular, scalable, and redundant approach to dehumidification, heating, and cooling outperforms every other large capacity system currently available on the market.
While it looks huge, the Compressor Wall Series is actually half the footprint of a system that would boast similar power and capabilities.
The biggest thing to remember with the Compressor Wall Series is the efficiency and efficacy it provides. Using less than 10% of the traditional refrigerant charge, it’s eco-friendly and cost-effective.
When combined with the Dry Cooler Series, which we’ll cover in-depth momentarily, you can achieve the ultimate commercial grow room HVAC & humidity control system for horticulture.
The Dry Coolers Series
The final aspect of the Quest IQ Series is the Dry Cooler family. This technology implements state-of-the-art condensing coils which can essentially clean themselves to lower maintenance costs.
These solve the single biggest problem growers experience in terms of maintaining the ideal climate - decoupling indoor and outdoor ambient temperature.
What this accomplishes is easier installation, while ensuring full cooling and dehumidification, with the ability to reheat as needed - despite whatever conditions exist outdoors (as low as -40 degrees!)
But, more importantly, this tech uses 85% less refrigerant with a glycol fluid mix. Better on the environment, better on your bottom line!
Also, keep in mind the detriment that refrigerant leaks could pose to your crop - this alone is reason to upgrade to this Dry Cooler technology today!
The Dry Coolers feature built-in, independent pump packages to further increase redundancy and scalability.
The result of this entire system is the most advanced heat rejection system in the industry while boasting the simplest and lowest cost installation. They are available as low as an 8 ton model, all the way up to a 6V model - capable of up to 180 tons of heat rejection!
You can install either pad mount or roof mount, and tie multiple indoor units to one single dry cooler - this will save a ton of money for you.
GrowSentry - The Brain That Controls The Quest IQ Series
Many commercial growers wish they could free themselves from the grow room, and achieve peace of mind while taking vacations, enjoying dinner at home, etc.
With GrowSentry, you don’t have to stress about what’s going on with your crop - because you have access to all pertinent data, updated every 60 seconds!
Simply connect this tech to an ethernet capable and set it up, and their remote servers will provide the data to your phone, tablet, or desktop!
Commercial HVAC & Humidity Control All In One Made Possible
No two commercial grow rooms are the same, and thus, environmental control is not a “one size fits all” approach.
Every facility features different architectural challenges, different lighting technology and layouts, different watering applications, etc - the list goes on.
Because of this, you need a system that can be tailored to fit your grow. And when it comes to Quest IQ, flexibility is the name of the game.
There are tons of combinations of environmental needs a commercial grow room can experience, and this chart below does a really good job of depicting that.
It’s very rare you’ll only need cooling. Or only need humidification. Oftentimes, you are going to have equipment in your facility to address each of these climate concerns simultaneously.
Instead, you can invest in the Quest IQ, and achieve complete flexibility in environmental control. Investing in separate HVAC & humidity control equipment creates other challenges.
When you install the Quest IQ Series to your commercial grow room, the equipment works together to optimize your growing environment.
Help your plants achieve their full genetic potential. Say goodbye to the risk of crop loss, and increase your yield & profit with the Quest IQ today!