Florida, Bonita Springs Wine Cellar Project – CellarPro 6000S Ductless Split Refrigeration System
For residential wine storage rooms whether actually a below ground cellar or as in this case a ground level installation, climate control systems are a critical component of the project.
A constant and stable temperature is a must for any valuable collection of wine intended to be stored and aged over extended periods.
For the Florida, Bonita Springs wine cellar project we chose a CellarPro 6000S ductless split refrigeration system.
Our decision was based on an initial heat load calculation as well as an appreciation of the local climate and probable temperature variation in day / night and seasonal cycles.
This step was particular important to determine the BTU needed for this wine cellar as it had a large glass window and door.
We determined that the CellarPro 6000S cooling system would be the ideal size for this wine storage room.
We installed a remote control unit and display, mounted just outside the cellar door to enable easy reading of the temperature inside the cellar.
We did this to avoid having to disturb the environment just to read the temperature.
The refrigeration system’s evaporator was installed out of sight just above the window and was connected via two copper lines to the system’s condenser which we located unobtrusively outside the home.
CellarPro Ductless Split Wine Cellar Refrigeration Versatility
The CellarPro ductless split wine cellar refrigeration system is one of our favorites to install because we have found it to be a very versatile unit which, can be configured many different ways to suit different circumstances and installation constraints.
As this wine cellar was located in southern Florida, we wired this unit with two power sources and used the valve control wiring.
In its standard form, the unit will work well in temperatures from 40 to 110 degrees. Had we installed this unit in another part of the country, we could have still used the valve control wiring with a compressor heater to make it work well to 20 degrees, or a low ambient kit to work to 0 degrees.
If we had installed this unit in a much colder climate, we could have opted for the electronic control wiring with a single power source on the evaporator side and added a low ambient kit to be able to use this unit in temperatures down to -20 degrees.