The Armoire’s energy consumption is less than an average tower PC. Energy consumption, on a national average, is about $7/month. And of course the cabinet is designed to be re-usable and last for years and years.
The Armoire is shipped directly to your home, in the similar fashion as a furniture or dishwasher delivery. Delivery is typically via a small box truck. The Armoire is packaged in foam and cardboard. Although the Armoire is not heavy, it’s big enough that we would suggest having a second person to help unbox and carry it into your home.
The Armoire is specifically designed to be as quiet as possible, and contain all odors. For example, it’s quieter than typical livingroom aquarium setup. When your plant is flowering you may smell it when you open the door to water it, but when closed up, you should not have any lingering scents.
You unpack it from the shipping box and follow the Quick Start Guide. It’s about a 30 minute, one-time routine to assemble and set it up.
Select a room to place it in (it comes in wood like finishes—looks like furniture), keep it out of the sun, make sure your room doesn’t get to cold or too warm (we recommend ambient room temperature between 65-76 degrees Fahrenheit.)
Fill the cloth grow pot with soil & water & plant your seed in the center. Once all the components are plugged into the surge protector, fire it up Doc!
We provide step-by-step instructions from planting your seed all the way through harvest.
The average is about 150 watts, eighteen hours per day, during growth phase. While electricity costs can vary and your usage of the box can vary, a pretty good national average “rule of thumb” is about $7/month.
The Armoire should be placed in the coolest room of the house. Try to keep it out of direct sunlight. Ambient room temperature should be no colder than 65 degrees Farenheit, and no hotter than 76 degrees Farenheit. Normally we time the “dark period” to be during the evening hours when it’s naturally dark out, but if you find the room is a bit on the warmer side, you can time the “dark period” (when the light is off) to be during the hottest time of the day. Do not place common house plants near or on The Armoire – you do not want to introduce pests from outside sources such as supermarket-bought plants.