Why Use a Hydroponic Chiller?

Why Use a Hydroponic Chiller?

1. Why use a hydroponic chiller?

The oxygen content in the water is very important, which is a very easy to overlook in hydroponics. The use of hydroponic chillers for hydroponic nutrient solutions is very beneficial to the rapid and healthy growth of plants, because lower temperature means higher oxygen content and higher yield. For example, hydroponic systems use circulating pumps to circulate aqueous solutions around the system in most cases, whether it is DWC, NFT, or flood and drainage, which will increase the heat of the water. 

Coupled with the ambient temperature of the surrounding environment and indoor lighting, the water temperature in the indoor growth environment may rise to a level where the oxygen content in the water is extremely low. Therefore, the use of hydroponic chillers is very beneficial to plants. When growing in the soil, the roots of plants naturally always maintain a stable temperature, but regardless of the benefits of growing in water, the heat of the surrounding heat sources will be transferred to the water.

2. Hydroponic chiller and air conditioner

In most indoor growing areas, the environment will become hot due to lights, pumps and other heat loads. Most growers use air conditioning units to try to offset the heat directly from the source. Due to direct cooling, this may cause humidity problems. This process can take away a lot of water from the area and dry out the plants. Plants thrive in a warm and humid environment. As long as the roots are cool, they can withstand high temperatures and evaporate very effectively. When using a hydroponic chiller, the ambient temperature and humidity may be significantly higher than the water temperature, and the oxygen content in the water will not be affected by the ambient room temperature.

When using a hydroponic chiller, the output of the hydroponic chiller needs to be adjusted reasonably for the use of water culture. All hydroponic chillers have a rating, such as a 100 watt output, which means that the device will cool about 100 liters of water. In terms of cooling, 1 watt of cooling can provide 1 liter of water.

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