Wine Cellar Cooling Units – Part One – Self Contained Systems – Processed Video Transcription
Hi and thanks for visiting Coastal Custom Wine Cellars. This is the first of a three part video series that I hope will help you better understand the topic of wine cellar refrigeration. There are three ways to cool a wine cellar.
The first which we are discussing today will cover self-contained wine cellar cooling units California. As you can see, there’s a picture of a cooling unit mounted within a framework of some wine racks here.
Self-contained wine cellar cooling systems are ideal for wine rooms up to 2,000 cubic feet. They’re easy to install, affordable, and very effective. They blend well within the framework of your wine racks as you can see here. They can be placed above the door.
This is a slim line and they are designed for smaller rooms in the neighborhood of 500 cubic feet. The
overall depth of these products is approximately 13,” so they’re going to fall well within the confines of the racking for you as well. Because warm air rises, it is necessary to place the cooling unit as high as possible on the wall, about 6” shy of the ceiling would be fine.
If we take a look at the illustration, this gray area is the wine cellar and this self-contained wine cellar cooling unit mounts high on the wall. It actually mounts through the wall, so you make an opening just slightly larger than the physical dimensions of the cooling unit, place it in the wall, seal around the perimeter, and plug it in and you’re ready to go.
The unit will exhaust the warm air it creates as well as fan noise into an adjoining room. A good rule of thumb is, these adjoining rooms need to be at least the same size and hopefully larger than the actual wine cellar itself.
If you vent the hot air into a small confined area, the cooling unit is going to heat up. It’s not going to perform effectively or efficiently for the wine room. It is very likely to blow warmer air into the wine cellar itself. Unfinished portions of the basement, mechanical rooms, furnace rooms, garages, even outdoors are great spots to send the hot air.
But if you install the cooling unit on an exterior wall, be sure the model you choose can deal with the seasonal temperatures of your area. Most manufacturers have models that will operate in temperatures ranging from 40 degrees to 105 degrees rather easily.
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