Mold growth in wine cellars? That is a big no-no.
Wine cellars typically have a cool and dark environment, a condition that molds love as it favors their growth.
Molds rapidly grow in moist environments, most especially indoors, and they create a foul odor within their surroundings. In wine cellars, they commonly thrive on carpets, wooden fixtures, ceilings and even on wine labels.
Wine cellars must maintain an environment which is ideal for the optimum aging of wines. Environmental factors such as temperature, lighting and humidity are the most important considerations in building and maintaining wine cellars.
Among the three factors, humidity has the most major influence on mold growth. This means that humidity must be controlled to prevent molds from accumulating inside the wine cellar.
Humidity levels must be maintained at 60-75%, an ideal range for optimum wine aging and best to prevent mold growth as well. If humidity goes too high the moisture will peak as well, and this can trigger the growth of molds. If humidity goes too low, the cork may be damaged which can lead to air entering the bottle and cause oxidative changes to wine.
Thus the relative humidity must not fluctuate beyond these levels in order to ensure that your wines, wine labels and wine cellar furniture and accessories are well protected.
This is one of the reasons wine cellar cooling units are critical for every wine cellar. The type of wine cellar cooling unit that you choose for your wine cellar must be able to constantly maintain the ideal humidity levels.
Here at US Cellar Systems, we offer wine cellar refrigeration systems that are highly efficient in creating an environment that favors proper wine aging while simultaneously preventing the growth of molds. Our wine cellar cooling units are designed to complement the style of every wine cellar and function with high efficiency to ensure that your wines are well protected from different environmental factors.
Consider, for example, our High Static Series Wine Cellars Cooling Units.
It is featured with a factory installed automatic expansion valve that ensures humidity balance. Humidity balance is one of the most important features to look for when planning to purchase a wine cellar cooling system for your residential wine cellar or commercial wine storage.
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