What To Look For In a Quality Inline Grow Room Fan

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For those who don’t know or who are unfamiliar with the term, let’s start by explaining what an inline fan is – simply put, it’s a mounted fan that is located within a building’s ductwork for the purpose of extracting stale air rather than keeping a room cool like most fan’s primary goal is. This type of fan is often found in office buildings, and are increasingly gaining popularity in cannabis plant growing environments. 

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A ventilation strategy needs to be put in place for every grow room to ensure the air maintains a fresh status, but what should you know about inline fans before purchasing one or more of them? You can learn about a few important elements below, and if you need a small inline fan, then this guide is great for product recommendations and information.

Motors Matter
The motor of an inline fan is very important as it’s the part doing most of the heavy lifting. You want a motor that can be completely controlled, one that’s energy-efficient to keep costs down, the ball bearings should be permanently lubricated, have thermal overload protection, and have an internal impeller for cooler operation.

Noise Reduction
Inline fans should offer a good amount of power, but at the same time, be fairly quiet while their power is on. You want a grow room to be discreet, and one way to accomplish that goal is to keep the noise level down. Some of the best inline fans are quiet because they typically have double-insulated casings, mix-flow impeller design, and rubber gaskets to minimize emanating vibrations.

Quality Materials
Fan blades for inline fans should be made from high-quality steel, have a hammertone powder coat finish to reduce the possibility of rust, and the materials for the gaskets, lubricated bearings in the motor, walls, and other parts should be of good standing to help to reduce the amount of wear and tear over time so the product lasts many great years.

Look For Certifications
Any kind of well crafted electrical equipment should be backed with certifications so you know what you’re buying is quality. Any inline fan you purchase should be ETL-listed at the very least – signaling to you that the product is compliant with North American safety standards. If you see manufacturers that are also listed under the Air Movement and Control Association International Certified Ratings Program, then you can feel very confident in their inline fan products.

Bonus Features
Top of the line inline fans tend to go beyond the standard functionality to offer features including an integrated backdraft damper to prevent air leakage when the extractor isn’t operating, pressure switches, dial-a-temp controllers, speed controller, AC current switch, mounting brackets, and filters are some other nice elements to have.

Warranty Offered
A two or three-year warranty is a nice insurance policy to get from an inline fan manufacturer, and one company named Atmosphere actually offers a 10-year pact. Be sure to look for solid companies who have been in business for a long time, otherwise, your warranty could go down and out when the company folds.

Inline fans are very useful for plant growing environments when they are operating and functioning properly. Be sure to take the above advice to heart and buy the product(s) that will serve your garden’s ventilation needs well.

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What To Look For In a Quality Inline Grow Room Fan
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For those who don’t know or who are unfamiliar with the term, let’s start by explaining what an inline fan is - simply put, it’s a mounted fan that is located within a building’s ductwork for the purpose of extracting stale air rather than keeping a room cool like most fan’s primary goal is.

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