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Building an impressive collection of good wines begins with proper wine cellar storage. They must be stored in a dark wine room at a temperature of 55°F to 57°F (approximately 12°C to 14°C) with an average of 70% relative humidity. If not stored properly, your wine may get “cooked” resulting in flat aromas and flavors.
If you want to make sure your wines age properly, you should invest in a dedicated wine room HVAC, also known as a Wine Cellar Cooling System, for wine cellar cooling and maintaining the ideal temperature and humidity levels.
Now that there are so many options, you may be wondering which one is the best wine cellar cooling unit. Luckily, we've gathered all the data based on our research and actual usage of these wine refrigerator units, as well as wine cellar cooler reviews provided by real customers.
Here's the list of the top-rated wine cellar cooling units available in the market.
If you're looking for a wall-mounted unit for your medium or large-sized wine cellar, you would definitely love the WhisperKOOL SC PRO 4000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit.
It features a combined cutting-edge system design technology with a completely new housing design, and a redesigned blower fan system, which improves performance while operating at a substantially lower noise level.
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Want to learn more about this product? Check out this article: WhisperKOOL SC PRO 4000: Product Review
Next on the list is the Breezaire WKL 3000.
Breezaire WKL Series units are known for their through-the-wall and compact wine cellar air conditioners. You wouldn't have any problems installing this unit as it does not require the services of an HVAC professional. If you prefer a hassle-free and easy installation, you might want to put this on your list.
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WhisperKOOL Slimline LS self-contained ductless wine cellar cooling units are one of our quietest and most compact wine cellar cooling units. This through-the-wall wine cooling system delivers excellent cooling and exceptional performance. The best thing about this cooling unit is that it can cool at two different capacities with a simple switch!
You can also upgrade the Slimline LS unit with UV Light Technology to improve the air quality inside your cellar. Pretty KOOL, huh?
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You might also want to read our review of this series: WhisperKOOL Slimline LS Cooling Unit: Product Review
The Breezaire WKSL 4000 is designed with easy and flexible installation in mind. This wine refrigeration unit can be installed by any equipped and qualified HVAC professional. The automatic temperature, humidity, and vibration control are one of our favorite features of this unit.
The WKSL 4000 has a flexible split design, allowing the evaporator to be placed inside your wine cellar and the condenser to be placed up to 50 feet away, providing you with a peaceful wine cellar.
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If space is limited in your wine cellar and you are looking for a fully-ducted wine cooling system, the WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 might be the one for you. You would love how this unit keeps everything running smoothly with its revolutionary technological innovations and flexible installation options.
Just like the Slimline LS unit, you can upgrade this Phantom unit with UV Light Technology to improve the air quality inside your cellar.
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Want to learn more about this series? Here's a link to our product review: WhisperKOOL Phantom Series
The WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split Ductless Cooling System is a cooling system with an evaporator unit and condensing unit split into 2 separate units that don't have to be installed in the same area. You need to hire an HVAC-R technician to install this unit. The evaporator unit is located inside or near the cellar while the condensing unit can be located outside your cellar, in your attic, or utility room.
This small wine cellar cooling unit is ideal for you if you have a small home wine cellar of up to 500 cubic feet.
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Are you looking for wine room cooling units that can perform reliably and consistently even in EXTREME conditions? The WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti is a powerful self-contained cooling system that can absolutely do that.
It comes with a 3-speed fan switch, a digital controller, a bottle probe, and Advanced System protection. Installation is also easy and you won't need the help of an HVAC professional to do it.
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The WhisperKOOL Mini Ceiling Mount Ductless Split System is designed for cellars with a smaller capacity so you can have more room for racking. The unit draws in warmer air that accumulates at the ceiling, cools it, and disperses it throughout the cellar, resulting in excellent efficiency.
This wine cellar cooling unit is designed to let you feel the KOOL without having to see it. Your wine should be the main focus of attention instead of the cooling device.
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Another contender from the WhisperKOOL Extreme ti series has made it into this list!
The WhisperKOOL Extreme 8000ti Self-Contained Cooling Unit, just like the Extreme 3500ti, provides consistent operation and reliable performance even in the most extreme conditions.
This self-contained unit gives you flexible installation options. Whether you want it partially ducted or fully ducted, it's all up to you. And they do not require the use of an HVAC-R technician.
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Another WhisperKOOL system made it to the list once again. The WhisperKOOL Platinum Split 4000 Ducted Cooling System provides you with more installation options.
However, you will need to hire an HVAC-R technician to install this unit. The evaporator unit can be installed inside or near the cellar while the condensing unit can be located outside your cellar, in your attic, or utility room. If you have a large cellar and don't want any noise or vibrations inside, this is the best choice because it can accommodate up to 1000 cubic feet.
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Prior to choosing a cooling system for wine cellars, it's important to know and assess your space and ventilation requirements. There are two options for purchasing a ducted or split wine cooler unit: install the evaporator inside or use a duct system from the outside.
Any of the 10 wine cooling units above could be the best one for you, depending on your wine storage needs and preferences. Moreover, they are all reasonably priced and include full warranties that cover both parts and labor. Keep in mind that certain manufacturers will want you to present installation paperwork in order for your warranty to be activated. While some of these units are easy to install, we highly recommend that you hire a certified professional.
If you want to learn how to build a wine cellar, here's a Step-by-Step Guide.