In order for wines to improve their taste and flavor, they require a stable and balanced environment. The ideal temperature range for wine storage is between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature fluctuations can accelerate the maturation process and lead to wine spoilage.
The optimum humidity level in a wine cellar is within 60% to 75%. Unregulated humidity levels can dry out the air and cause the cork to shrink, which can promote oxidation and damage the wine. It can also cultivate the growth of molds that can ruin wine labels, potentially reducing their resale value.
Refrigerated wine cellars have the best climate conditions for storing and aging wines. These storage rooms are fitted with proper insulation and vapor barriers, as well as the right cooling equipment to help maintain the environment required for wine storage.
Wine cellar climate control systems are built and assembled by various manufacturers. There are a wide range of options offered in terms of cooling capacities, size, and configurations.
US Cellar Systems is one of the most popular manufacturers. They supply wine cooling units to an array of applications, such as residential and commercial wine cellars, hospitality storage spaces, wine cabinets, and wine closets.
US Cellar Systems’ wine cellar climate control systems are engineered to be flexible in terms of installation and design, in order to address the unique requirements and constraints of each wine storage space. Their common lines of cooling units are the CC series, DQ Series, LPQ Series, RM Series, VRM Series, and HS Series.
The CC Series, or Wine Cabinet Cooler Series, is well-suited for cooling small to medium wine storage spaces, such as wine cabinets and wine closets. The cooling capacity of this wine cellar climate control system ranges from 1,800 to 4,600 BTU per hour.
The DQ Series or Dual-Air Quiet Systems, as the name suggests, provide whisper quiet operation. They are ideal for refrigerated wine cellars that are accessed on a regular basis. These cooling systems come in different sizes with various cooling capacities, ranging from 1,800 to 8,600 BTU per hour.
The LPQ Series or Low Profile Quiet Systems are ceiling mounted wine cooling units that are ideal for wine storage rooms with vaulted ceilings. They have evaporators that can provide 1,800 to 8,600 BTU per hour.
The RM Series or Rack Mounted Systems are designed to supply refrigerated air to custom wine cellars in medium to high temperature areas. These units can be mounted horizontally and can be fitted within the racking system, installed on walls, or placed in soffits. The RM Series offers 2,600 to 6,600 BTU per hour.
The VRM Series or Vertical Mount Systems are ideal for larger applications, such as wine
tasting rooms and commercial wine cellars. The cooling capacity of this unit ranges from 2,600 to 6,600 BTU per hour. The VRM Series can be installed vertically in a soffit, between ceiling joists, or mounted on the wall. The unit features several panels that allow for air flow redirection.
The HS Series or High Static Systems are an example of ducted wine cellar cooling units. They can be ducted from up to 25 feet away from the wine storage room. This setup creates an environment that is free from noise and vibratory motion. These ducted wine cellar cooling units are available in cooling rates that range from 1,800 to 20,000 BTU per hour.
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