One of the biggest mistakes one can make when planning their wine cellar is forgetting about the variable that is temperature.
As I previously stated, most experts recommend an average temperature of 55°F for all wine storage with an ideal humidity of between 60-70%. Wine stored below 50°F will hardly age while wine will literally cook at temperatures above 80°F.
If the space you have chosen for your wine cellar is absolutely ideal in all but temperature than your best bet would be to buy a cooling unit. Most modern wine cellar cooling units monitor and control both temperature and humidity which allows your wines to age wines under perfect conditions. After all, without the ideal elements of storage, your wine collection could be greatly affected.
Of course, the choice of a wine cooling unit is not a one size fits all matter. Wine cellar cooling units must be made to exact standards in order to perform the important task of protecting your investment.
There are quite a few variables that one should consider before choosing the size and type of cooling unit that they will place in their cellar. These factors include the location of the room, the climate of your location, the total dimensions of your wine cellar, and the manner of insulation.
As it stands, we at WineRacks.com offer two options for environmental control.
The first, the Wine Guardian, has been designed by environmental control experts to create an optimal storage environment for your important investment.
Wine Guardian is the only wine cooling system that incorporates cooling, heating, filtration, humidification, ducting, internal safety devices and low ambient control.
Furthermore, the ductable Wine Guardian is the only system capable of ducting on both the evaporator and condenser side. The Through-the-Wall version, which remains one of our best sellers, can be ducted on the condenser side.
We also offer Wine Cellar Services cooling units. WCS designs and manufactures high-quality wine cellar cooling equipment and installation services for commercial and residential wine cellars. They create the perfect cellar temperature and humidity balance with a large assortment of customizable wine cellar cooling refrigeration systems.
If all of this seems like a lot to take in, don’t worry! A member of our experienced staff can assist you in determining which wine cellar cooling unit is best suited for your needs.
No matter what, remember that deciding on a conditioning unit is an important part of your investment. Spending some extra money now can save you tons in the long run.