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How to Conserve Your Cannabis Chiller’s Energy Consumption & Reduce Utility Costs

cannabis plants in a cultivation facility

As cannabis legalization expands, the demand for energy to power lighting, irrigation, and HVAC systems for favorable growing conditions is on the rise – and so are energy costs. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, cannabis cultivation is an energy-intensive industry spending an estimated $6 billion annually on utilities. However, there are significant opportunities to reduce your facility’s energy consumption and protect your bottom line with energy-efficient best practices, such as LED lighting, automation irrigation solutions, and a high-efficiency cannabis chiller design.

In this article, we’ll profile energy- and cost-saving cannabis chiller options to consider when designing the best system for your cannabis extraction or grow room, including:

  • EC condenser fan motors 
  • Floating head pressure 
  • Heat reclaim
  • Pump VFD
  • Electronic expansion valves (EEVs)
  • Redundancy options
  • MCS microcontroller 
  • System alerts

Continue reading to learn how these energy-efficient cannabis chiller options can help reduce operational energy consumption – and your utility bills.

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10 Reasons to Choose a Cannabis Chiller for Your Grow Facility

close-up of hand examining cannabis plants

As successful cannabis producers know, there’s no replacement for an industrial-grade chiller to keep cannabis extraction operations running smoothly. Yet, some growers might wonder whether they can get the same results with a comfort chiller. 

In this post, we’ll break down the following ten reasons to bypass a comfort chiller in favor of an industrial cannabis system, no matter the size of your facility:

  1. Performs optimally year-round
  2. Maintains extra-low fluid temperatures 
  3. More precise temperature control
  4. Prevents denaturing and other plant damage
  5. Handles wide heat load variation
  6. More energy efficiency
  7. Helps your equipment last longer
  8. Better control options
  9. Greater customizability
  10. Industrial-grade performance 

Continue reading to learn more about these compelling reasons to opt for an industrial-grade cannabis chiller instead of a comfort chiller.