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Wine cellar cooling equipment


WINE CELLAR COOLING EQUIPMENT

Choosing the System For Your Application!

 

 

Self Contained

Self Contained systems are the most economical and easiest to install. They are designed to mount between the studs of an existing wall, and they do not require a licensed HVAC/R installation technician. One end of the system blows cool air in to the cellar, and the other end absorbs heat from the cellar and exhausts the heat into an area adjacent to the cellar. Self-contained units will make more noise than a split or ducted system.

Split System

Split systems are often the most efficient way to cool a cellar. Cooling unit condensers are typically noisy and require significant space for ventilation, in most cases the cellar location does not include an area for these functions. By splitting the cooling system, the condenser can be placed in a space better suited for heat and noise dissipation while the quiet evaporator is inside, or near, the cellar. A licensed HVAC/R technician is required for the installation.

Ducted

Ducted systems can be Self-Contained or Split systems and typically have more installation options/flexibility. The unit may be installed up to 25 ducted feet from the cellar, with the cool air flowing to the cellar and the heat exhaust ducted to the outside of the home. Ducting is also a more aesthetic choice for wine collectors who do not want to see a cooling unit in the cellar. Noise from the unit will be reduced or eliminated, depending on the installation.

 

Unit Sound Levels

The amount of noise the cooling system makes is very important to consider when selecting your system. Typically Split Systems have the quietest in-cellar operation due to the compressor being located in a remote area. Ducted Systems are virtually silent in the wine cellar. Below is a direct comparison amongst the WhisperKOOL product line.