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Finding the best cooling units for small wine cellar can be exciting, but it's also challenging. Even when you have the smallest space, you wouldn't want to compromise the quality of your wine collection, right?
There are different types of wine cooling systems available in the market. Before choosing the right one, you have to know that wine cooling systems have different shapes, sizes, capacities, and installation types.
These are the 5 main types of installations:
We have reviewed several models throughout the years and gathered feedback from other people who love this hobby. All of these models come with their pros and cons, but they are all good choices if you ask us.
These are the best cooling units for small cellars (140 to 650 cubic feet) perfect for newbies and beginners who just started collecting wines or plan to get one later on.
The WhisperKOOL SC PRO 3000 is one of the modern wine room cooling units with powerful airflow, premium components, a blower fan system, and silent operation technology. This cooling system can efficiently cool small to medium wine cellars up to 650 cubic feet.
An exterior grill can be added to keep the exhaust side of the unit from being exposed to the elements. Installing an air purification system that makes use of a UV-C light bulb will also prevent the growth of mold and bacteria in your SC PRO 3000 cooling system. If you have a small home wine cellar, you can use the optional condenser ducting kit to exhaust warm air.
The WhisperKOOL SC PRO 2000 are compact wine cellar cooling units that are best suited for cellars up to 265 cubic feet in size. Features are similar to the SC PRO 3000 such as powerful airflow, superior components, a blower fan system, and quiet operation.
If the exhaust side of the unit is exposed outdoors, you might want to protect it with an exterior grill which you can purchase as an add-on. You can also extend your unit's life by adding a UV-C lighting technology that acts as an air purification system. The condenser ducting kit is an optional accessory that can be used to vent warm air.
The Breezaire WKCE 2200 are wine cooler cellar units that blow the cold air out the bottom and meticulously control the environment, especially in a small wine cellar/basement that is extremely sensitive to changes in wine storage humidity and temperature, thanks to the digital electronic (Sentry III+) control system.
These built-in wine cabinet coolers are manufactured with hot air out the rear and an electric cord out the front of the unit. However, if you wish to upgrade them, you can have the hot air out the top and the electrical cord come out the bottom of the unit.
The smallest wine fridge system is the Breezaire WKCE 1060, which has a cooling capacity of up to 140 cubic feet. If you have a cellar as small as a wine closet or cabinet, this wine cabinet cooling system is perfect. It is a smaller, more portable wine cooler unit with the same features as the WKCE 2200.
The WhisperKOOL Slimline LS Cooling Unit, the newest model in WhisperKOOL's Luxury Series, has evolved into a device that can cool at two different capacities with only the flip of a switch!
These wine cellar cooling systems are quite adjustable, with low fan speed cooling up to 300 cubic feet and medium fan speed cooling up to 650 cubic feet of wine cellar space. Additionally, because the controller is now on the condenser side, you can access the device with ease.
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The WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split system was created for a more aesthetically pleasing installation for smaller wine cellars up to 500 cubic feet. The distance between the condensing and evaporating units can be up to 100 feet. Because of this, you can choose the location of the condensing and evaporating units. Take a look at its pros and cons.
The Breezaire WKL 2200 works efficiently with wine cellars up to 265 cubic feet. their small, through-the-wall wine cellar cooling units. Since they are self-contained through-the-wall wine cellar cooling units, they don't require an HVAC specialist. This can be something you want to consider if hassle-free and simple installation is what you need.
Like all Breezaire units, they're equipped with Sentry III+ digital control system for total control over the wine cellar's environment.
Now, a split cooling system like the Breezaire WKSL 2200 gives you more choices for installations if you would want a more personalized setup or need to address any site issues. This wine cooler cellar unit has a cooling capacity of up to 265 cubic feet of cellar size and uses the Sentry III+ digital control system for complete control over the wine storage conditions.
The WhisperKOOL Mini Ceiling Mount Ductless Split System is made for small cellars with up to 500 cubic feet capacity. This is the best solution if you don't want your cooling system to be visible within the cellar. Additionally, you'll have more space for racking.
This ceiling-mounted mini-split system efficiently removes warm air that accumulates at the ceiling, cools it, and distributes it throughout the cellar, making sure your wine cellar maintains its ideal temperature. It comes with a pump system to get rid of excess condensation and a cold-weather start kit.
The CellarCool CX 2200 is just the right size for wine rooms up to 265 cubic feet. It's a through-the-wall wine cooling system that has a digital controller with anti-frost and safety management features, a dynamic air flow for circulation, and a 30-degree temperature variance. You can also select whether the power cord should be located in the front or the back of the unit.
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We often get this question here at Wine Coolers Empire: “Can I use an air conditioner in my wine cellar?” No, we do not recommend it! A wine cellar cooling unit is a special kind of appliance that is exclusively used in wine cellars or wine rooms.
When sizing your cooling system, we suggest leaving some wiggle room. For instance, if your wine cellar is 300 cu.ft., don't select a unit with a maximum capacity of 300 cu.ft. Instead, choose a unit rated for 400 cu.ft. or more.
The ideal wine storage temperature is 55°F, but any wine can be stored safely for the long term in a temperature range between 45°F to 65°F as long as there are no significant variations in temperature every day.
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Ensure that all interior walls, ceilings, doors, pipes, and ducts are sealed and fully insulated in your wine cellar. A ventilation system should be installed to allow cool, fresh air into the cellar. Lastly, invest in wine cooling systems that can withstand extreme weather conditions like the Extreme systems (Extreme ti, Extreme tiR, and Ducted Extreme tiR). These units are ideal for states/areas with hotter climates.
Having a small wine cellar is already a significant milestone, especially when you are just getting started. No matter how small, it’s very crucial to choose the right wine cellar cooling unit that will fit your needs when it comes to low air circulation and maintaining the ideal temperature for your wine.
It is the most important factor when you are thinking about your collection and investing in something big like wine cellars. Many stores are offering quality cooling units, such as Wine Coolers Empire, as they make sure that they serve their valued customers the best by providing high-quality products & services.
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