Natural Greenhouse Curtain Ventilation
Advancing Alternatives’ curtain ventilation for greenhouse systems allows for air movement across the width of your entire operation. As the width is the shortest dimension, the new air will heat up less than air moving along the entire length of a greenhouse (as is common with mechanical systems).
Sidewall curtain ventilation is also vital to the efficiency of roof ventilation systems. When the operation is managed by one of our greenhouse vent controllers, a new level of quality control is built into your operation without even lifting a finger.
Environmental Control with Curtain Ventilation
The natural ventilation provided by our curtain systems serves four crucial horticultural functions: temperature control, improved air circulation, humidity control, and CO2/oxygen replacement.
Greenhouses accept and trap solar radiation, thereby raising the temperature in the environment. High temperatures can be detrimental to plant growth and/or plant health. Our natural ventilation systems provide a means to exhaust excess heat from your greenhouse.
Plants benefit from breezes in terms of transpiration and cell wall strengthening. Air moving and blending throughout a greenhouse balances temperatures, humidity, CO2, and oxygen. Thus, creating uniform conditions, which plants respond to better.
Without adequate ventilation, the humidity will build up in a greenhouse. The transpiration of plants naturally increases humidity levels, as does the inherent condensation occurring within a thermally dynamic structure. High humidity levels in a greenhouse invite pathogens, molds, and fungi that can interfere with plant growth. Humidity control can be automated by using a curtain ventilation system.
Lastly, fresh air provides the CO2 that is critical for photosynthesis and the oxygen required for root growth. The introduction of fresh air and the exhaustion of stale air, achieved by a well-ventilated greenhouse, increase the health and quality of your greenhouse crop.
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