- 1Leaking HS 4600 Cooling Unit in Irvine, Orange County Repaired by M&M Cellar Systems
- 2An Optimally Functioning Cooling Unit is a Vital Element in Creating an Effective Storage Structure for Wines
- 2.1The Ideal Climate Conditions that Wines Need
- 2.1Have a Functional Residential Wine Cellar Constructed
- 3Why is a Regular Cellar Cooling Unit Maintenance Plan Important?
- 4M&M Cellar Systems – Experts in Wine Cellar Cooling Equipment
Besides a properly built residential storage room, your wine collection also needs a cooling unit that is consistently providing the cellar with the right temperature and humidity for aging wines. There are many times when a problem with a refrigeration unit is not overt, and you won’t know what’s wrong until the whole system stops functioning. A leak, like the one in a recent case in Irvine, Orange County, is an example of a concealed problem. Regular unit maintenance is necessary to identify issues like this and solve them promptly.
Leaking HS 4600 Cooling Unit in Irvine, Orange County Repaired by M&M Cellar Systems
A wine cellar owner in Irvine, Orange County needed the help of a licensed HVAC technician. The client noticed that their wine cellar’s cooling unit was leaking Freon, and so they called M&M Cellar Systems for help.
The client’s cooling unit was an HS 4600 model manufactured by one of M&M Cellar’s dealers, US Cellar System. The HS Series of refrigeration systems are top quality cooling units, and are tested to function best in small wine cellars. Although the unit is robust and reliable, it will not continue to do so if it is leaking Freon. The client was fortunate to have discovered the leak early, and sought for help promptly. Ideally, wine storage owners should have an HVAC specialist perform regular maintenance checkups on their cooling unit, so that concealed problems such as refrigerant leaks are immediately identified and repaired.
A team of wine storage climate experts from M&M Cellar Systems went to the client’s residence to investigate the problem, and they found that the leak was located inside the refrigeration system.
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An Optimally Functioning Cooling Unit is a Vital Element in Creating an Effective Storage Structure for Wines
Wine experts know how important it is to keep wines in the right climate conditions, so that they are safe from spoiling. A good wine collector will not only have a functional wine cellar built, but also make sure that an effective refrigeration unit is installed. A well-built cellar and a quality cooling unit are two of the basic elements of an effective wine storage system.
The Ideal Climate Conditions that Wines Need
Wine is a beverage that needs to be stored in the right conditions before it is enjoyed. Ideally, wines should be kept in cellar that is cooled to a temperature of approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit with minimal to no fluctuations. Gradual, occasional fluctuations are not dangerous. What causes problems are rapid, constant fluctuations because these cause premature aging of wine.
Humidity is also an important factor in wine storage. The humidity inside a home wine cellar should be at approximately 70%. If the room becomes too humid, mold and mildew might form, which can contaminate your wines. On the other hand, if your wine cellar is too dry, corks can dry out and shrink, which can cause air to enter the bottles and ruin the flavor of your wines.
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