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Top 10 Best Wine Cellar Cooling Units 2022

Top 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 ensure your wines age properly, you should invest in a dedicated wine cellar cooling system that can provide the ideal temperature and humidity levels.

Now, what is the best wine cellar cooling unit? To help you make an informed decision, we have prepared a list of the top rated wine cellar cooling units available.

1) WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 Fully Ducted Self-Contained System

WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 Fully Ducted Self-Contained System
WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 Fully Ducted Self-Contained System

The WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 is a self-contained, fully ducted wine cellar cooling unit with a large capacity. This system keeps everything running smoothly with its revolutionary technological innovations. It combines sleek, modern style with quietness, flexible installation options, and proven performance when it comes to great cooling units for your wine cellar.

Features:

  • KDT digital touch display with Advanced System Protection
  • Liquid temperature measuring bottle probe
  • Corrosion resistant drip tray
  • Components panel
  • UV Light Technology (optional)

Pros:

  • Flexible installation options
  • Quiet and efficient
  • Energy saving
  • Easy to operate and maintain
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • Quite expensive

Specifications:

Dimensions (L x W x H):

37" x 15.75" x 15.75" (without duct plenums)

48" x 15.75" x 22.75" (duct plenums on top of unit)

48" x 22.75" x 15.75" (duct plenums on side of unit)

Capacity:

Up to 800 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V

BTU Cooling:

4060

Weight

115 lbs

Warranty:

Parts and Labor: 2 Years

Compressor: 5 years

Click here for more information about the phenomenal WhisperKOOL Phantom 3500 wine cooler system.

Also available: WhisperKOOL Phantom 5000 for 1250 cu. ft. wine cellar and WhisperKOOL Phantom 8000 for 2000 cu. ft. wine cellar.

 

2) Breezaire WKL Series Cooling System, 1000 cu. ft. Wine Fridge WKL 4000

Breezaire WKL 4000

The Breezaire WKL Series units are known for their through-the-wall and compact cooling units, which are great for standard applications that can cover from 100 to 2000 cu. ft. Breezaire WKL 4000 has a capacity to cool up to 1000 cu.ft. wine cellar area using a thermoelectric cooler and the Sentry III+ Control System installed in the unit.

Features:

  • Adjustable thermostat for precise temperature control
  • Automatic humidity control
  • Vibration control
  • Large, easy to read, green LED display
  • Continuous display of cabinet temperature
  • Blocked airflow protection
  • Air sensors in the enclosure (cellar) or optional bottle probe used for temperature and humidity control

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Since it was first launched in 2011, the design is quite old and outdated.

 Specifications:

Dimensions (H x W x D):

19.75" x 14.25" x 21.63"

Capacity:

Up to 1000 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V, 60 Hz – 7A

BTU Cooling:

4000

Weight

81 lbs

Warranty:

Labor: 1 Year

Parts: 5 Years

Click here for more information about this best-selling through-the-wall system.

Breezaire is known for its high quality products. The Breezaire WKL series is also available in Breezaire WKL 1060 for 140 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 2200 for 265 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 3000 for 650 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 6000 for 1500 cu.ft. cellar size, and Breezaire WKL 8000 for 2000 cu.ft. cellar size.

 

3) WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti Self-Contained Cooling Unit

WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti Self-Contained Cooling Unit

The WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti is a through-the-wall cooling unit that can accommodate approximately 800 cu. ft. fully insulated wine cellar, sealed with a proper vapor barrier. This unit can provide consistent and reliable running performance even in the most EXTREME conditions.

Features:

  • Digital controller
  • Equipped with Advanced System Protection
  • Liquid temperature measuring probe
  • 3-speed fan switch
  • Exterior grille

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.

Specifications:

Dimensions (H x W x D):

28" x 14.25" x 15.75"

Capacity:

Up to 800 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V

BTU Cooling:

3175

Weight

115 lbs

Warranty:

Parts and Labor: 2 Years

Compressor: 5 Years

Click here to see the amazing features of WhisperKOOL Extreme 3500ti

Also available: WhisperKOOL Extreme 5000ti for 1250 cu.ft. wine cellar and WhisperKOOL Extreme 8000ti for 2000 cu.ft wine cellar.

 

4) WhisperKOOL SC PRO 3000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

WhisperKOOL SC PRO 3000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

The WhisperKOOL SC PRO 3000 is a wall-mounted unit that can accommodate up to 650 cu.ft. wine cellar area. It features a combined cutting-edge system design technology with a completely new housing design. The SC PRO 3000 has a redesigned blower fan system, which improves performance while operating at a substantially lower noise level.

Features:

  • Equipped with new advanced airflow technology
  • TXV expansion valve
  • Condensate management system
  • Optimal metering technology
  • LED thermostat
  • Liquid bottle probe to monitor the wine’s actual temperature
  • Advanced digital controller
  • Coated evaporator coil
  • Front or rear power switch
  • Single-piece mounting bracket

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.

Specifications:

Dimensions (L x W x H):

17.5" x 14.25" x 15.75"

Capacity:

Up to 650 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V

BTU Cooling:

2049

Weight

65 lbs

Warranty:

Parts and Labor: 2 Years

Compressor: 5 years

Click here to learn more about the remarkable features of WhisperKOOL SC PRO 3000

Also available: WhisperKOOL SC PRO 2000 for 300 cu.ft. wine cellar, SC PRO 3000 for 650 cu.ft. wine cellar, WhisperKOOL SC PRO 4000 for 1000 cu.ft. wine cellar, and WhisperKOOL SC PRO 8000 for 1500 cu.ft wine cellar.

 

5) WhisperKOOL SC PRO 2000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

WhisperKOOL SC PRO 2000 Wine Cellar Cooling UnitWhisperKOOL SC PRO 2000 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

Another contender from the WhisperKOOL SC PRO series has made it onto the list!

The WhisperKOOL SC PRO 2000, just like the SC PRO 3000, is a wall-mounted unit that has a redesigned blower fan system that operates significantly reduced noise levels. It can accommodate up to 300 cu.ft. wine cellar.

Features:

  • Equipped with new advanced airflow technology
  • TXV expansion valve
  • Condensate management system
  • Optimal metering technology
  • LED thermostat
  • Liquid bottle probe to monitor the wine’s actual temperature
  • Advanced digital controller
  • Coated evaporator coil
  • Front or rear power switch
  • Single-piece mounting bracket

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.

Specifications:

Dimensions (L x W x H):

17.5" x 14.25" x 15.75"

Capacity:

Up to 300 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V

BTU Cooling:

1453

Weight

65 lbs

Warranty:

Parts and Labor: 2 Years

Compressor: 5 years

Click here to learn more about WhisperKOOL SC PRO 2000

Also available: WhisperKOOL SC PRO 3000 for 300 cu.ft. wine cellar, SC PRO 3000 for 650 cu.ft. wine cellar, WhisperKOOL SC PRO 4000 for 1000 cu.ft. wine cellar, and WhisperKOOL SC PRO 8000 for 1500 cu.ft wine cellar.

 

6) Breezaire WKL Series, 265 Cu. Ft. Wine Fridge Cooling System WKL 2200

Breezaire WKL Series, 265 Cu. Ft. Wine Fridge Cooling System WKL 2200Breezaire WKL Series, 265 Cu. Ft. Wine Fridge Cooling System WKL 2200

Another Breezaire WKL unit made it to the list once again. The Breezaire WKL 2200 unit can efficiently cool wine rooms sized up to 265 cubic feet, can easily mount through a wall in your wine cellar, and vents to an adjacent room to reliably maintain the appropriate temperature.

Features:

  • Adjustable thermostat for precise temperature control
  • Automatic humidity control
  • Vibration control
  • Large, easy to read, green LED display
  • Continuous display of cabinet temperature
  • Blocked airflow protection
  • Air sensors in the enclosure (cellar) or optional bottle probe used for temperature and humidity control

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Since it was first launched in 2011, the design is quite old and outdated.

Specifications:

Dimensions (H x W x D):

13.25" x 14.25" x 16.38"

Capacity:

Up to 265 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V, 60 Hz – 4A

BTU Cooling:

2200

Weight

55 lbs

Warranty:

Labor: 1 Year

Parts: 5 Years

Click here for more information about the WKL 2200 unit.

Also available: Breezaire WKL 1060 for 140 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 3000 for 650 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 4000 for 1000 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 6000 for 1500 cu.ft. cellar size, and Breezaire WKL 8000 for 2000 cu.ft. cellar size.

 

7) Breezaire WKCE Series Cooling System Wine Fridge WKCE 1060

Breezaire WKCE Series Cooling System Wine Fridge WKCE 1060Breezaire WKCE Series Cooling System Wine Fridge WKCE 1060

The Breezaire WKCE 1060 is a cabinet wine cooling system, compact, and comes with a cold air discharge at the bottom of the unit, making them suitable for cabinet installations – cabinetry, credenzas, and other enclosed spaces, and are not rated for a specific number of cubic feet due to their configuration.

Features:

  • Equipped with the Sentry III control system
  • Utilizes the bottle probe or air sensors to control the temperature for optimal results.
  • Continuous LED digital temperature display
  • Blocks airflow protection and power outage
  • Automatic Humidity Control

Pros:

  • Smooth installation
  • Reliable performance
  • Ultra quiet and vibration free operation
  • Cost effective

Cons:

  • Only suitable for small cellars or wine cabinets up to 140 cu. ft.

Specifications:

Dimensions (H x W x D):

10.50" x 18" x 16.50"

Capacity:

Up to 140 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115 V / 60 Hz - 3 A

BTU Cooling:

1060

Weight

43 lbs

Warranty:

Labor: 1 Year

Parts: 5 Years

Click here for more information about this great Breezaire Wine Cabinet Cooler.

Also available: Breezaire WKCE 2200 for 265 cu.ft. cellar size.

 

8) 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

The Breezaire WKL 3000 is next on the list. Installation of this unit is a breeze and does not require the services of an HVAC professional. So it's no surprise that the Breezaire WKL Series makes a number of appearances here.

Features:

  • Adjustable thermostat for precise temperature control
  • Automatic humidity control
  • Vibration control
  • Large, easy to read, green LED display
  • Continuous display of cabinet temperature
  • Blocked airflow protection
  • Air sensors in the enclosure (cellar) or optional bottle probe used for temperature and humidity control

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Since it was first launched in 2011, the design is quite old and outdated.

Specifications:

Dimensions (H x W x D):

19.75" x 14.25" x 21.63"

Capacity:

Up to 650 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V, 60 Hz – 5A

BTU Cooling:

3000

Weight

76 lbs

Warranty:

Labor: 1 Year

Parts: 5 Years

Click here to see more features of the Breezaire WKL 3000

Also available: Breezaire WKL 1060 for 140 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 2200 for 265 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 4000 for 1000 cu.ft. cellar size, Breezaire WKL 6000 for 1500 cu.ft. cellar size, and Breezaire WKL 8000 for 2000 cu.ft. cellar size.

 

9) Breezaire WKSL Series 265 cu. ft. Cooling Unit Wine Fridge WKSL 2200

Breezaire WKSL Series 265 cu. ft. Cooling Unit Wine Fridge WKSL 2200

The Breezaire WKSL 2200 is made to be simple and quick to install. This cooling unit can be installed by any equipped and qualified HVAC professional. The Breezaire WKSL 2200 is a ductless split system, which means the evaporator is installed inside your wine cellar while the condenser can be located up to 50ft away from the evaporator.

Features:

  • Easy and flexible installation
  • Quiet operation
  • Automatic temperature and humidity control
  • Vibration control

Pros:

  • Easy and flexible installation
  • Ultra quiet operation
  • Maintains a stable humidity level
  • Comprehensive warranty coverage
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • Since it was first launched in 2011, the design is quite old and outdated.
  • Requires HVAC professional

Specifications:

Dimensions (H x W x D):

Fancoil: 14.125" x 14.125" x 7.75"

Condenser: 14.125" x 14.125" x 11"

Capacity:

Up to 256 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

110 V / 60 Hz

Refrigerant:

R-134a

Weight

Fancoil: 25 lbs

Condenser: 35 lbs

Warranty:

Labor: 1 Year

Parts: 5 Years

Click here to see more features of the Breezaire WKSL 2200

Also available: Breezaire WKSL 4000 for 1000 cu.ft. wine cellar.

 

10) CellarCool CX Series Wine Cooling Unit CX4400

CellarCool CX Series Wine Cooling Units

The CellarCool CX 4400 is a through-the-wall unit that can provide dynamic airflow throughout the wine cellar for maximum air circulation. Your temperature in your cellar is controlled by the unit's digital controller with system safety with a digital controller with system safety management, which allows you to regulate the temperature in your cellar from 55°F to 58°F and the humidity from 50% to 70%.

Features:

  • Dynamic Air Flow design.
  • 30 degree temperature differential.
  • Flexible mounting bracket
  • Advanced Digital Controller
  • Heavy-duty coils
  • Advanced digital and user-friendly controller
  • SSM (System Safety Management) and Anti-Frost

Pros:

  • Easy and fast through the wall installation
  • Vibration free operation
  • Multiple mounting options
  • Budget-friendly
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • For your wine cellar to be at 55°F, the area where it is releasing or venting its hot air must not exceed 85°F.

Specifications:

Dimensions (H x W x D):

14.25” x 19.75” x 21.63”

Capacity:

Up to 1000 cu. ft.

Electrical Requirements:

115V

BTU Cooling:

2962

Weight

67 lbs

Warranty:

Parts and Labor: 2 Years

Compressor: 5 Years

Click here to check out the excellent features of CellarCool CX 4400

Need a different size? Check out other CellarCool CX Series Wine Cooling Units

 

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.

You can learn more about installation types through this guide: A Guide For Building Your Own Wine Cellar

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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