Greenhouses are a great way to extend your growing season and protect delicate plants from the elements.
But it can be difficult to keep a greenhouse cool when temperatures rise. High temperatures inside a greenhouse can damage plants, slow their growth and reduce yields.
The first step in cooling a greenhouse is to understand how it works. Fortunately, with a few simple steps, you can keep your plants happy and healthy even on the hottest days. Let’s consider what you need to do to cool down your greenhouse.
Why Is Temperature Important for Greenhouses?
The temperature inside your greenhouse is important for two reasons.
Firstly, high temperatures can damage the delicate plants you are trying to grow. Many plants can overheat in temperatures above 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s important to maintain a comfortable environment.
Secondly, how quickly your plants grow is determined by how hot or cold it is. Different species have different temperature requirements for optimal growth, so maintaining energy efficiency and the ideal temperature is essential to getting the best results.
How to Cool a Greenhouse
1. Make Sure to Have Proper Ventilation
Ventilation fans are one of the most effective ways to cool a greenhouse. They create a steady flow of air that helps remove excess heat from the environment and also helps reduce humidity levels.
2. Consider Installing Circulation Fans
Make the most of your fans by regulating air circulation with movable shutters and vents. There's the option of putting huge fans on the top of the greenhouse to help circulate the air. These can extract warm air, which cools buildings and the surrounding area.
The motors of circulation fans are enclosed, maintenance-free, and highly efficient with sealed ball bearings.
3. Use Dehumidification Methods
If you want to go further, consider installing evaporative cooling systems. These use water to cool the air, making them very efficient in hot, dry climates. However, they need to be regularly monitored and maintained.
4. Protect Your Plants from Direct Sunlight
You should use shade cloths or awnings to prevent damage to your greenhouse plants from the excessive heat caused by direct sunshine. This can also improve the plants' comfort and lessen the amount of water wasted on evaporation.
You can also install external shading on your greenhouse to lessen the amount of sunshine and heat that gets in. Shade cloths are popular for greenhouses because growers can drape them from the ceiling without blocking the view.
Create the Best Growing Environment With GGs Products
At GGs Structures, we recognize the importance of a favorable atmosphere for plant growth and development. Because of this, we provide a wide range of products that can help you create the optimal growing environment.
We carry shade cloths, fans, and air movement systems to keep your greenhouse cool and comfortable, even when the temperature rises.
Our responsibility is to provide you with the optimal growing environment for your specific requirements.
Explore our range of cooling options for your greenhouse today.