Wine Refrigeration

Wine Cave
Wine storage began in the underground caves of Europe. These caves provided the consistent storing conditions that allowed wine to age at an elegant pace. By convention, these conditions have become the standard for modern wine cellars: The ideal wine cellar temperature range is 55-58 degrees and 55-75% relative humidity. Our wine cellar refrigeration systems maintain these ideal conditions, gracefully aging your wines, then keeping them at their peak for years to come. Nothing is more detrimental to your wine than extreme heat or cold.
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Which Unit is Best for Me?
REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
Through the Wall Units
A self-contained air conditioning unit is mounted literally through the wall. These systems are best for smaller cellars, as they have a limited cooling capacity.
Through the Wall Refrigeration Units

Pros
• $
• HVAC technician not required to install

Cons
• Vents to an adjoining space that is twice the size of the wine cellar
• Exhaust fan noise level, may not be desired in adjoining space
• Exhausts heat into adjoining space
• Unit sticks out of wall in adjoining space
• May need a shelf for unit to rest on
• Takes up bottle storage space
• Electrical plug required either inside our outside cellar depending on unit
• No humidity control

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Cubic Foot (L x W x H)
0-650>
651-1,000>
1,001-2,000>


 

Ductless Units
Ductless systems are connected by small cables and a refrigerant line to an indoor or outdoor condenser with a wine cellar unit to cool your cellar.
Ductless Refrigeration Units

Pros
• $$
• Quiet evaporator
• Ability to remotely locate condenser indoors or outdoors

Cons
• HVAC technician required to install
• Vents to an adjoining space that is twice the size of the wine cellar
• Takes up bottle storage space
• No humidity control





shop by room size
Cubic Foot (L x W x H)
0-650>
651-1,000>
1,001-2,000>
Over 2,000>

 

Ducted Units
The supply and return air is ducted to and from the wine cellar. This wine refrigeration unit looks like a central air-conditioning system and is just as quiet.
Ducted Refrigeration Units

Pros
• $$$
• Quietest unit
• Add on options for maximum climate control
• Remotely locate condenser indoors or outdoors
• Does not take up bottle storage space

Cons
• HVAC technician required to install for some units
• Vents to an adjoining space that is twice the size of the wine cellar
• A single piece unit is very limited range of distance that it can located from wine cellar




shop by room size
Cubic Foot (L x W x H)
0-650>
651-1,000>
1,001-2,000>
Over 2,000>

 

 
 
 
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