Although the NASA-originated technology behind the Airo Home / Hobby Grow is complex, putting the system to work in your personal grow is simple and easy. After you receive Airo Home / Hobby Grow in the mail and open the box, be sure to read the owners manual. But for now, below is an overview of how to use the Airo Home / Hobby Grow with some frequently asked how-to questions by those who are just discovering our air purification technology for the first time.
Where can I put one?
Home growers and caregivers can hang a Airo Home / Hobby Grow units in grow rooms and greenhouses from the ceiling, or it can be mounted directly to the wall or ceiling. Each unit is designed to purify 1,200 cubic sq. feet (12 x 10 x 10).
How do I use it?
To use the Airo Home / Hobby Grow, just hang the unit using the chain apparatus, or you can mount them. To do this, just remove the 4 U-Clamps so the unit will lay flush against the surface and using the hardware we provide you, simply attach the unit. For complete instructions, read the “Wall/Ceiling Mount” section in the owners manual. You can also hang the Airo Home / Hobby Grow in most grow tents as long as they are big enough. A 4 x 4 x 6.5 ft. grow tent would be big enough, but a 3 x 3 x 6.5 would not be ideal, unless you had a smaller LED grow light that doesn’t take up too much space.
Units should ideally hang in the middle of your grow space, but it isn’t 100% necessary. In a grow tent, they will hang as close to the ceiling as possible.
Should I keep the unit on 24/7?
Yes. Keep your unit on 24/7. There is a green LED light on the unit, so it will not negatively affect your plants flowering period.
Does Airo Home / Hobby Grow make any noise?
Yes. Your unit will make a humming noise when in use.
After hanging the Airo Home / Hobby Grow, should I exhaust air from my grow room, grow space, or grow tent?
No. Because you are sanitizing the air, it doesn’t make sense to blow clean air out of your grow. Now that you have Airo Home / Hobby Grow cleaning your air, keep it around. If you are struggling with heat and humidity and feel the necessity to use an exhaust fan to blow air out of your grow space, you could set the exhaust fan on a timer to run every 15 minutes for 5 minutes, for example, to mitigate blowing sanitized air out of the room.
What are the Airo Home / Hobby Grow maintenance steps?
There are two things to remember to maintain your Airo Home / Hobby Grow unit.
1. You’ll need to change your filter every 2 – 3 months. If you have a lot of dirt and dust in your growing environment, change your filter every 2 months.
After your first two months of using Airo Home / Hobby Grow, turn the unit off, then take the unit down, unscrew the cover and check the filter to determine if it is ready to be changed or not. If you see a great deal of dust and dirt, you must replace it. If it is clean after month 2, give the filter 1 more month before replacing it. Your unit will not work effectively if the filter is dirty. These maintenance steps are going to ensure your unit operates at its maximum capacity and efficiency.
2. You’ll also need to change the proprietary AiroClean420 PCO lamps 1x a year. When you change the lamps, always turn the unit off before attempting to do so. Turn the unit off, take the unit down, and follow the step-by-step instructions in the owners’ guide. This annual maintenance should take less than 15 minutes.
You can contact us to purchase your annual replacement lamp kit and replacement filters, but we also contact all of our new customers to make sure filter and lamp kit replacements are top of mind.
Can I use another filter or lamps or do I have to order through Airo Home / Hobby Grow?
No. Do not attempt to use any other filter or lamps as it may cause your unit to malfunction and comprise its pathogen killing effectiveness.