Filter & Fans... Oh My!
After my physical therapy session today, I slid down to my favorite hydro-store (and wouldn't you know it- my favorite guy was there). I was thrilled to see this guy, as I like asking him questions as he is very thorough with his answers to me.
I was on a quest to see about using an indoor air filtration system for my grow room. I don't want to use an exhaust fan that ventilates outside; as I am never too sure who may be walking past my home. If I can keep it all (odor and knowledge of my grows) indoors, that's what I want.
So I had been researching the carbon filter and fans. But became confused with some of the mumble-jumble and I knew I needed my hydro-store guys.
What Are CFM's & How Much Do You Need?
- First off, a CFM means cubic feet per minute
- To determine what CFM you need for the room you looking to improve the air quality (or in this case, the smell), you need to figure out what CFM you will need.
Here is a great place to figure out your needs
- My room is 12x12 (more or less) and I was looking at the 1000-CFM filter system
- You can use a fan (like the one pictured above on the right) or you can use a hurricane fan.
- I want the fan to run 24/7 so I need to make sure it will be sturdy and stable on the bedroom floor. I do have the option to hang it from the ceiling, but we have cathedral ceilings and I'm just not too comfortable with a 50-lb filter system and fan hanging overhead.
- The filter system I am considering is an 8-inch and the fan will also be an 8-inch with 420-CFMs.
- Total cost will be about $275/USD (OUCH!) that hurts!
So now I save my money and hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to purchase the system.I will be looking online for cheaper priced systems now that I know what I am in need of.
I just want to eliminate most of the odor in the house. AS much as I love it... It does become annoying especially when I see people walking too close to my home. Better safe than sorry, right?