While it is difficult to gauge the exact amount of power used by different growers with different drying setpoint preferences, we can tell you what the maximum KWH usage of our machines would be if they were to be running 24/7. Typically, our systems will turn on and off once the setpoint temperature and relative humidity are achieved and typically held in place via the insulated chamber. This means that actual KWH energy usage is much less than the stated maximum draw.
Our smallest CDS-10 unit (capable of drying up to 440 lbs of wet flower) can pull up to 11 KWH, while the mid-range CDS-60 (capable of drying up to 1,980 lbs of wet flower) can pull up to 60-70 KWH. Our largest CDS-225 system (capable of drying up to 7600 lbs of wet flower) can pull up to 196-203 KWH on average.
All our systems utilize heat pumps for climate control – which are the most efficient method of regulating temperature and humidity. Today’s heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating/cooling by approximately 50% compared to other methods for climate control. Our high-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling capacity.”
To learn more about the advantages of heat pumps, read our blog.