Hydro Innovations Ice Box, 6″
The Ice Box is a safe and effective way to water-cool the air leaving your reflectors without adding a/c or more fans. . It uses an air-to-water heat exchanger to water cool the hot air your reflectors produce. Water-cooling is much more effective and efficient than air-cooling, and here’s some science to prove it: Water has a thermal conductivity of 0.6 W/ (m*K) which is much higher than the thermal conductivity of air which is only 0.03 W/(m*K). Water also has a much higher specific heat capacity than air. What that means is water can absorb and remove from your garden 4 times the heat nearly 20 times faster than air! We aren’t just talking about air cooling your reflectors, this goes for your air conditioning system too. Once heat is released in to your room the ability to efficiently remove that heat is lost. Air is only cooled with electricity whereas water can be cooled in dozens of ways with little or no energy. Furthermore, only 30% of the energy used in air conditioning is converted into usable cooling power, the rest is wasted. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that water-cooling will reduce your electric bill … making your grow room a much happier place for you and your plants. In addition to cooling the heat from all those miniature suns we have in our grow rooms, if the water running through the Ice Box is cold enough, it can actually add supplemental air conditioning to your room, making them great for every operation from hut to warehouse.
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