Desert Aire received the 1,500th order of its GrowAire dehumidification unit which maintains temperature and humidity levels to create the optimal indoor growing environment to enhance and protect crops.
The 1,500 GrowAire units range from 4- to 60-ton capacity, with a 22.6 average ton size. GrowAire units are available in a variety of configurations for installation indoors and outdoors and in air-cooled and water-cooled versions. GrowAire units are installed in the hot, dry southwest USA and cold climates of Canada, and many locations in between. The installed base includes applications for leafy greens and for legal cannabis.
At an average of 11 GrowAire units and 240 total tons per project, the 1,500 GrowAire units’ approximate average conditioned indoor grow canopy is 17,000 square feet. In total, GrowAire now controls over 2.5 million square feet or more than 57 acres of indoor controlled environment agriculture.
Desert Aire GrowAire units on roof top
“This achievement further solidifies Desert Aire’s commitment to producing equipment with superior dehumidification technology for indoor controlled environment agriculture,” stated Keith Coursin, President of Desert Aire. “We’ve successfully integrated complex purpose-built HVAC equipment solutions into more than 135 customer grow facilities from as little as a small farm of a single grow to those with over 300,000 sq. ft. of grow.”
All 1,500 units have included AireGuard, Desert Aire’s remote monitoring tool that allows users to easily monitor the performance of the equipment on a cloud-based data storage server. AireGuard continues to prove valuable for Desert Aire customers as they are able to provide superior support to their customers by viewing unit operations including a multitude of space condition variables and unit parameters.
The 1,500th ordered unit is a major milestone for Desert Aire indoor agriculture product line, which has constantly grown since its 2016 introduction, adding innovative new technology, such as VPDsync environmental control and DriCure™ units to improve Desert Aire’s controlled environment agriculture equipment portfolio.
“We’re proud to provide an ideal solution designed for grow rooms to help growers efficiently manage and optimize their cultivation operations,” said Paul Stewart, Vice President of Sales for Desert-Aire LLC. “We have continued to innovate our product offering and truly believe that our success is tied to the relentless pursuit of knowledge in understanding this unique application,” explained Stewart.