When you plan to build a wine cellar, you also need to ensure that your wine is always stored at the ideal temperature. Wine needs to be stored at a temperature of approximately 55 Degrees Fahrenheit. To maintain a constant temperature the correct cooling unit will need to be installed.
A ‘through wall” or “self-contained” system is one option for cooling in wine cellars. It is installed through the wall of the wine cellar into an adjoining room. This room must be at least twice the size of the wine cellar and be an air conditioned room.
A ductless split system is the most popular choice for a cooling system. The fan coil is placed inside the wine cellar while the compressor is placed in another room… at least twice the size of the cellar… or outdoors. They are connected via two copper lines.
A ducted cooling unit is another option for cooling in a wine cellar. The fan coil can be up to 25 ducted feet from the cellar, with the cool air flowing through a duct to the cellar. A return air duct would also be required from the cellar to the fan coil. The fan coil is then connected to the compressor via two copper lines. The compressor would be located outside of the home. Ducting is considered a more aesthetic choice by wine collectors who do not like to see any part of a cooling unit in the cellar.
At Wine Cellar Specialists, we will help you to choose the most suitable cooling system for your wine cellar. We will do a heat load calculation to determine the correct size of unit that is right for your specific needs. When you need the best quality wine cellars and cooling units at the most affordable price, you can rely on the Wine Cellar Specialists: http://www.winecellarspec.com/