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10 Best Wine Cellar Cooling Units 2022

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.

Best Wine Cellar Cooling Units

Here's the list of the top rated wine cellar cooling units available in the market.

1) WhisperKOOL SC PRO 4000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

WhisperKOOL SC PRO 3000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

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.

Pros:

  • Easy to install self-contained cooling unit
  • Reliable, quiet, and vibration free
  • Efficiently cools small to mid-sized cellars
  • Liquid temperature measuring bottle probe
  • Dynamic airflow with quiet operation technology
  • Durable powder-coated finish
  • Backed by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labors, including the compressor.

Cons:

  • It's a bit expensive for the number of cubic feet it can handle.
  • Must ensure that your wine cellar is fully insulated and sealed with a proper vapor barrier.

See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL SC PRO 4000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit.

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Want to learn more about this product? Check out this article: WhisperKOOL SC PRO 4000: Product Review

 

2) Breezaire WKL Series 650 cu. ft. Wine Cellar Fridge System WKL 3000

Breezaire WKL Series 650 cu. ft. Wine Cellar Fridge System WKL 3000Breezaire WKL Series 650 cu. ft. Wine Cellar Fridge System WKL 3000

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.

Pros:

  • Ultra quiet and vibration-free operation
  • Accurate and easy to adjust the temperature
  • Made in the USA
  • Handcrafted by skilled craftsmen
  • Protection against power outages
  • Easy installation - simply mount in a wall and connect to a standard 115 AC source

Cons:

  • Design is quite old and outdated since it was first launched in 2011.

See more features and specifications of the Breezaire WKL 3000

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    3) WhisperKOOL Slimline LS Cooling Unit

    The WhisperKOOL Slimline LS self-contained ductless cooling unit is one of our quietest and most compact cooling systems. This through-the-wall unit 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?

    WhisperKOOL Slimline LS Cooling Unit

    Pros:

    • Powerful cooling performance
    • Compact and flexible
    • Digital controller (thermostat) with Advanced System Protection
    • Fan switch and bottle probe port accessible from the side panel
    • Quiet centrifugal blowers
    • Two capacities
    • Interchangeable decorative panel

    Cons:

    • Recommended to be installed above a doorway. Certain houses may not have enough space above their doorways.
    • Must ensure that your wine cellar is fully insulated and sealed with a proper vapor barrier.

    See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL Slimline LS Cooling Unit.

    You might also want to read our review about this series: WhisperKOOL Slimline LS Cooling Unit: Product Review

     

    4) Breezaire WKSL Series 1000 cu. ft. Cooling Unit Wine Fridge WKSL 4000

    Breezaire WKSL Series 1000 cu. ft. Cooling Unit Wine Fridge WKSL 4000

    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 is 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.

    Pros:

    • Easy and flexible installation
    • Ultra quiet operation
    • Automatic temperature and humidity control
    • Vibration control
    • Comprehensive warranty coverage
    • Made in the USA

    Cons:

    • Design is quite old and outdated
    • Requires HVAC professional

    See more features and specifications of Breezaire WKSL 4000

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    5) WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 Fully Ducted Self-Contained System

    WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 Fully Ducted Self-Contained System

     

    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.

    WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 Fully Ducted Self-Contained System

    Pros:

    • KDT digital touch display with Advanced System Protection
    • Liquid temperature measuring probe
    • Flexible installation options
    • Quiet and efficient
    • Energy saving
    • Easy to operate and maintain
    • Made in the USA

      Cons:

      • Quite expensive

      See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 Wine Cooler System.

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      Want to learn more about this series? Here's a link to our product review: WhisperKOOL Phantom Series

       

      6) WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split Ductless Cooling System

      WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split Ductless Cooling System

      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 wine cellar of up to 500 cubic feet.

      Pros:

      • Ductless system
      • Perfect for smaller cellars
      • Quiet and efficient operation
      • Flexible installation
      • Condenser can be located 100ft away from the evaporator

        Cons:

        • Requires HVAC professional

        See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split Ductless Cooling System

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        7) WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti Self-Contained Cooling Unit

        Are you looking for a wine room cooling unit that can perform reliably and consistently even on 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.

        WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti Self-Contained Cooling Unit

        Pros:

        • Excels in hotter climates (outside temperatures over 110°F)
        • Tolerates cold climates
        • Ducting options
        • 55 °F temperature differential
        • Durable construction
        • Powerful performance

        Cons:

        • If installed through an exterior wall, you will need to purchase exterior housing to protect the unit.
        • Must ensure that your wine cellar is fully insulated and sealed with a proper vapor barrier.

        See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti.

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        8) WhisperKOOL Mini Ceiling Mount Ductless Split System

        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.

        Pros:

        • No ducting required
        • Designed for ease of installation and accessibility
        • High quality and professional-grade parts for longevity and performance
        • Allows maximum racking space
        • Flare fittings for easy installation
        • Efficient operation
        • Energy-saving – utilizing 50% less energy to operate

        Cons:

        • Condensers are noisy
        • Requires a qualified HVAC-R technician for installation
        • Requires a significant space for ventilation

        See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL Mini Ceiling Mount Ductless Split System

         

        9) WhisperKOOL Extreme 8000ti Self-Contained Cooling Unit

        WhisperKOOL Extreme 8000ti Self-Contained Cooling Unit

        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 on the most extreme conditions.

        This self-contained unit gives you flexible installation options. Whether you want it partially ducted and fully ducted, it's all up to you. And they do not require the use of an HVAC-R technician.

        Pros:

        • Excels in hotter climates (outside temperatures over 110°F)
        • Tolerates cold climates
        • Ducting options
        • 55 °F temperature differential
        • Durable construction
        • Powerful performance

        Cons:

        • If installed through an exterior wall, you will need to purchase exterior housing to protect the unit.
        • Must ensure that your wine cellar is fully insulated and sealed with a proper vapor barrier.

        See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL Extreme 8000ti.

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        10) WhisperKOOL Platinum Split 4000 Ducted Cooling System

        WhisperKOOL Platinum Split 4000 Ducted Cooling System

        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.

        Pros:

        • Flexible installation
        • Perfect for large cellars
        • Quiet and efficient operation
        • Condenser can be located 100ft away from the evaporator

          Cons:

          • Requires HVAC professional

          See more features and specifications of WhisperKOOL Platinum Split 4000 Ducted Cooling System

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          Final Word

          Prior to choosing a cooling system for your wine storage, it's important to know and assess your space and ventilation requirements. There are two options for purchasing a ducted or split wine cellar cooling 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.

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