Wine is sensitive to heat. Storing it in a room with poor conditions will have an adverse effect on the wine’s overall bouquet. Installing the correct climate-control system will ensure that the optimum storage conditions are achieved. In Dallas, Texas, we installed a large wine cellar cooling unit for a home with massive storage and glass doors. Learn more about this project.
Wine Cellar Refrigeration Project for a High-Capacity Wine Room
At US Cellar Systems, we work with top-notch builders in the industry to construct climate-controlled wine rooms. Our primary goal is to build wine storage facilities that will preserve our client’s collections safely and beautifully.
Meeting the unique requirements of each customer is quite challenging. However, with our team’s passion and extensive experience in wine cellar refrigeration, we always overcome whatever challenges we encounter.
On our recent project in Dallas, Texas, we worked with Wine Cellar Specialists. We had to install a wine cooling unit that was large enough for the size of the room and suited the material used for the walls and doors.
Wine Cellar Specialists had to remodel the existing wine room in the residential property. They had to create a design that could store three thousand bottles or more. The owners wanted to increase the capacity of their existing wine cellar because their collection is growing.
Choosing the Correct Size and Type of Wine Cellar Cooling Equipment
If you are not sure how to determine the correct size of a cooling unit for your wine cellar, you must hire a refrigeration expert like US Cellar Systems. When choosing a climate control system, you have to keep in mind that the unit must be able to offset heat generation and absorption.
We perform a heat load calculation when sizing wine cellars. The factors that we have to consider include the location, size, and insulation of the room.
Glass walls and doors also affect the heat load calculation. These will help us determine the correct BTUs required for the cooling unit.
Installing a small wine cellar cooling unit will result in excessive running to keep the optimum environment in the room.
When the equipment is struggling to achieve stable temperatures and humidity levels, its cooling power is not sufficient to keep the wines at their best conditions. Additionally, this will result in higher energy costs.
You cannot install a cooling unit that is too large for a wine room. Doing so will result in a higher humidity level (more than 70 percent). This will trigger mold growth, which can damage the wine labels, cork, racks, walls, and ceiling.
A Large Wine Cellar Cooling Unit for a Massive Storage Room in Dallas, Texas
On this project, we used the Rack Mount (RM) 6600 refrigeration unit. It was a smart choice for the large wine cellar with glass components because it is a high-capacity wine refrigeration system.
It is designed for spaces with medium to high temperatures and has supply and return vent access panels. It has an automatic expansion valve for humidity balance, staggered coils, and rustproof aluminum housing. To minimize the noise, we placed the compressor on a shelf in the garage, just above the door.
Wine Cellar Design for Increased Storage Capacity
The owners wanted to have a wine room for 3,000 bottles. Wine Cellar Specialists was able to create a design for 200 more bottles! They always want to exceed their client’s expectations. No doubt they have received many awards for their wine room conversion projects.
The client requested more single bottle storage. The left and right walls consist of individual wine racks for 954 bottles.
The back wall was designed more attractively with various racking styles. There is a soffit at the center top of the wall. Wine Cellar Specialists added horizontal wine racks on both sides of the soffit and at the center. These provide a space for the owner’s magnum and large format bottles.
The racking in the back wall can store 450 standard bottles in individual racks, 84 magnums in horizontal lattice display racks, 16 bottles in magnum racks, 24 (3L and 1.5L) bottles in horizontal display racks, and 440 in lattice wood cases.
A tabletop was added to provide a convenient space for decanting and serving wine and for storing some bottles vertically. There are double-deep lattice wooden case openings below the tabletop intended for bulk storage.
Knotty Alder Wine Racks
Wine Cellar Specialists always makes sure that the material they use for the wine racks is not only durable but appealing as well. They recommend wood for owners who want a classic appeal in their wine cellar.
One of the most favorite types of wood in the building industry is Knotty Alder. It was the wood used by Wine Cellar Specialists in manufacturing the wine racks for this project. The burls and knots on the wood added character to the wine racks.
Importance of Wine Cellar Insulation
The correct amount of insulation plays a significant role in aging wine gracefully. It helps maintain a stable storage environment by preventing the cool air from escaping and the warm air from getting into the wine cellar.
Poor or no insulation will affect the cooling efficiency of the wine cooling unit and force it to work harder to achieve the desired temperature in the room. When this happens, the equipment will breakdown, and energy consumption will be higher.
A knowledgeable builder should install the correct amount of insulation for the ceiling, walls, flooring, and door.
Custom Glass Wine Cellar Door and Walls
On this project, Wine Cellar Specialists added one large glass door at the center of two narrow windows adjacent to it. The door is 36 inches wide. They used insulated dual paned glass and iron frame to ensure that the optimum storage conditions are achieved in the wine room.
In addition to the size of the cellar, the glass components were another reason a large wine cooling unit was needed for this remodeling project in Dallas, Texas.
Are You Looking for a Wine Cellar Building and Refrigeration Expert?
Before starting your wine room project, you must hire a builder who knows the importance of regulating the storage conditions in your cellar. Working with Wine Cellar Specialists and US Cellar Systems will ensure that your wine collection is safe. In our recent project in Dallas, Texas, we installed a large wine cellar cooling unit to cool a big wine room.
Are you planning to start your wine cellar project? Call Wine Cellar Specialists today at +1 (866 ) 646-7089.
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