A climate-controlled wine cellar is purpose-built to provide the best possible storage environment for a collection of wines.  It must be meticulously constructed, in order to achieve the desired climate conditions for aging and storing wines.

In addition, the wine storage space must be equipped with the proper wine cellar refrigeration system in Orange County. We have the Arctic MetalWorks, the expert in this industry!

Split Wine Cellar Refrigeration

Split Wine Cellar Refrigeration


Wine Cellar Designed by Experts

Wine Cellar Designed by Experts

Among the cooling systems available, a split system is considered the most efficient cooling option. This type of climate control system is designed to provide noise reduction, as well as flexible installation, because of its various connection options.

A split wine cellar refrigeration system separates the evaporator coil from the condensing unit. The evaporator coil is responsible for circulating cool air into the wine cellar.

The condensing component of a split wine cellar climate control system consists of a coil, a compressor, and a condensing fan.

This split feature allows the noisiest part of the refrigeration equipment (the condensing unit) to be located remotely.  Placing the compressor some distance away from the wine room (such as outdoors or in an adjacent room) helps promote a wine storage environment that is free from noise and heat exhaust.

The evaporator coil, on the other hand, is mounted inside the wine cellar space.

Recently Completed Wine Cellar Refrigeration Installation Project by Arctic MetalWorks

Orange County Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems Project

Orange County Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems Project

The project involves replacing an existing wine cellar climate control system that was venting hot air into the living space and was creating a lot of noise.

In addition, the cooling unit was not designed to cool such a large residential wine cellar.

After their initial inspection, the Arctic team suggested removing the wine room’s through-the-wall breeze air-style refrigeration unit and replacing it with one of their cooling products: the Arctic 0050 ½ HP split system.

For this wine cellar refrigeration system Orange County project, Arctic Metalworks installed the condensing unit outdoors.

Refrigeration lines and a drain line are used to connect the condensing component of the refrigeration system to the evaporator coil that is located inside the wine storage space.

A refrigerant line set consists of flexible tubes, or rigid copper, that are used to transport Freon to the cooling system, while a drain line is responsible for drawing off the liquid formed during the dehumidifying process.

Since the condensing unit of the split wine cellar refrigeration system is placed outdoors, it requires an outdoor kit to protect it against outside elements.  Arctic Metalworks fabricated a sheet metal cover that will shield the refrigeration condenser from rain and other harmful elements.  The unit also sits on a 24 x 24 air conditioning pad that helps keep it in place.

Wine Cellar Climate Control System - Condensing Unit Outdoor

Wine Cellar Climate Control System – Condensing Unit Outdoor

It is important to install the condensing unit in a well-ventilated space (e.g. outdoors) since it produces a great deal of heat.  Allowing the system to breathe prevents it from overheating and prevents compressor failure.

The entire split wine cellar climate control system can run on a 115V/20amp electrical receptacle.

The Arctic team also added a thermostat with a digital display.  A thermostat allows the client to control and monitor the temperature of the wine cellar space.

After checking the cooling system for leaks, the Arctic team started the unit and charged it with R134a type refrigerant, which is an ozone-friendly substance.

A wine room that is outfitted with proper refrigeration equipment will certainly provide the best storage environment for wines.  Regular wine cellar cooling maintenance and checkups ensure the optimum performance of the cooling unit and help prevent a major breakdown that could otherwise cause costly damage.

Quality Services Offered by Arctic MetalWorks

Arctic Metalworks is a California-based company that manufactures and provides commercial-grade heating and air conditioning, wine cellar refrigeration systems in Orange County, and commercial refrigeration.

They also specialize in wine cellar installation and renovation, as well as wine rack construction.  The Arctic is committed to providing not only top-quality refrigeration equipment but also prompt, professional service.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration System Orange County

Wine Cellar Refrigeration System Orange County

Aside from split wine cellar refrigeration systems, Arctic Metalworks also provides through-the-wall self-contained cooling systems and ducted self-contained refrigeration systems.

Through the wall, self-contained systems are the most affordable, and the easiest to install.  These units are simply mounted on the wall, and vent through an adjacent room.

Ducted self-contained refrigeration systems are ideal for wine collectors who do not want the presence of any equipment inside the wine room.  Air ducts are used to introduce cool air into the wine storage area, and exhaust warm air to the outdoors.  This type of cooling system not only provides multiple installation options but also noise elimination.

Arctic Metalworks is the premiere manufacturer, supplier and installer of commercial grade wine cellar refrigeration units California.  They are known as the refrigeration gurus of Southern California, not only for their high quality and reliable residential wine cellar refrigeration equipment, but also for the top notch service they provide their clients.

Arctic Metalworks Wine Cellar Refrigeration Units

Arctic Metalworks Wine Cellar Refrigeration Units

Established in 1962, this family owned and operated refrigeration company has taken on over a hundred projects involving wine cellar refrigeration installation, in residential and commercial applications.  One of their recently completed projects involved replacing an existing cooling system in a California residential wine cellar.

Wine Cellaar Refrigeration Units California Project

Wine Cellaar Refrigeration Units California Project

When Arctic Metalworks first surveyed the location in the summer of 2013, the construction of a residential wine room under stairs conversion was well underway.  The Arctic team offered to provide their services in wine cellar refrigeration units California, as well as that of Jerry Wilson from Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, for the wine racking systems.

However, the client had already decided to go with a much cheaper team, that installed modular storage and display solutions and a Breezaire wine cellar refrigeration unit.  The quality of the modular wine rack system was okay for the amount paid, but the type of refrigeration equipment used was a different story altogether.

The original refrigeration specialist installed a residential wine cellar cooling system that did not have enough power to cool the California residential wine cellar.  The brand new Breezaire refrigeration unit was icing up and leaking water as a result of running continuously to reach the ideal storage temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit.  To make matters worse, Breezaire declared that the unit was installed improperly, thus voiding the warranty.

California Residential Wine Cellar Refrigeration

California Residential Wine Cellar Refrigeration

Arctic Metalworks ran diagnostics and confirmed that the existing wine cellar refrigeration system did not have the proper cooling capacity to create and maintain a conducive environment for storing and aging wines.  The Arctic team removed the existing Breezaire cooling unit and replaced it with an Arctic 0025 ductless split system.

A ductless split system consists of an evaporator unit and a condensing unit, which are connected by a line set.  Wine cellar refrigeration units California with a split feature not only promote whisper quiet operation, but also eliminate noise and heat exhaust.  The condenser, which produces noise and heat, can be placed in a remote location (e.g. outdoors, or in the basement or garage), while the evaporator can be installed inside and/or near the wine room.

The condensing unit for this California residential wine cellar refrigeration installation project was located outdoors, to keep it well-ventilated at all times.  It has a protective covering that shields it against harmful outside elements.  Copper tubing and electrical wiring were used to connect the condenser to the evaporator, which is installed inside the wine room.  Since the Arctic 0025 is a ductless split system, it requires no venting into an adjacent room.

Arctic Metalworks not only provides proactive maintenance of commercial and residential wine cellar refrigeration equipment, but also a warranty on parts and labor.  The Arctic team has a 1% call back rate on all their wine cellar cooling systems, making their refrigeration products the most reliable on the market.