If it’s hot outside, the inside of a greenhouse will be at least as hot. Funnily enough, that’s not necessarily true. On entering, there’s a puff of pressurized air, which is soon overcome. The temperature in there is surprisingly cool because the plants inside the greenhouse have wetted surfaces. Given that this greenery already has an inbuilt evaporative cooling mechanism, why shouldn’t it have a little extra help?
Employing Floricultural Cooling Systems
Greenhouse managers are expected to do a lot with very little at hand. That’s not such a bad proposition when nature is there to provide a helping hand, but there comes a point when Mother Nature draws a line in the sand, and that’s what happens in an artificially cultivated environment. The light is there, pouring through the glass panes, so photosynthesis is hastened. Plantlife cycles cannot thrive without natural light. However, a few UV lamps can improve matters. In the same way, an already built-in evaporative process needs help when it’s transplanted to a man-made habitat. Like those UV lamps, portable evaporative coolers can significantly improve a greenhouse’s artificially maintained climate.
Evaporative Cooler Support Systems
There’s one more life cycle ingredient to add. Along with the sunlight and the machine-boosted evaporative cooling, nutrients are added to the soil of the flora. All of the required life-sustaining elements needed to encourage biological growth are then in place. From here, the fan and pad and reservoir system maintain a uniformly cool temperature, which has the required wet bulb humidity level. Windows and vents are opened to exhaust the excess energy and oxygen, as produced by photosynthesis. In the winter, the radiated sunlight still produces heat, but now a portion of that energy is trapped by closing a few of the windows. Unaffected, a portable evaporative appliance continues to regulate the temperature and wet bulb humidity levels. This heat in but less heat out model strengthens a greenhouses life cycle. However, if there are environmental fluctuations, as perhaps caused by a poorly ventilated structure, then the cooler is there to “fill in” those gaps.
The problem with a barebones greenhouse setup is that it won’t support a delicate ecosystem. If a door or window opens on a particularly cold day, a tropical plant’s life cycle takes a serious hit. Not obvious at first, it ends up as a stunted growth shrub, which perhaps never flowers as intended. Protecting delicate life cycles by regulating narrow-width environmental temperatures and humidity levels, top-tier mobile evaporative coolers even out the nasty climate dips and saturated peaks that would otherwise devastate a greenhouse-grown plant’s life cycle.