Wine cellars vary in storage requirements. The cooling system needed in one cellar, for example, is not necessarily suitable for another. A set of wine cabinets in a home in Laguna Beach had unique needs. There was limited space to vent air in and out the cabinets, and so the technicians had to find HVAC equipment that would allow them to use ducting that is smaller than the standard size. The cooling specialists from Arctic Metalworks Inc. customized the refrigeration system setup, in order to meet the distinctive requirements of the client’s wine storage space.
HVAC System Installation Project in Laguna Beach, California
Arctic Metalworks Inc. recently installed a cooling system for a residential wine storage space in Laguna Beach in Orange County, California. The client in this project had four cabinets that were enclosed with glass doors. These cabinets had very limited space for standard ducting to be installed above, in between the floors. The challenge for our team of HVAC technicians was to set up a refrigeration system that could adequately and equally cool the four cabinets at a higher-pressure, using a narrower sized ducting.
Customized Wine Cabinet Refrigeration System Setup
To provide the needed cooling for the client’s cabinets, our technicians needed to use a ducting system that is smaller than usual. They also had to find equipment that would allow us to utilize small ducts. Our experts, together with the client, decided to install a Unico High-Pressure cooling unit.
Ducted Split System Cooling Configuration
The refrigeration unit was placed in a mechanical room. Cool air was ducted into the storage structure, while warm air was ducted out. This configuration was the most efficient way to provide the cabinets with the ideal wine storage temperature amid its limited space.
Special-Sized Ducting Utilized
With the Unico HVAC equipment, our team was able to use two-inch ducting. They set up two ducts per cabinet, which is a total of eight conduits. Each pair had a supply and a return. The supply ducts brought cool air into the cabinets. The return conduits, on the other hand, took warm air out of the storage space and into a separate room.
The chosen refrigeration equipment uses a high pressure forced air system to provide cool air through the small ducting.
Cooling System Accessories Added
A thermostat was installed on the wall. It was set to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the appropriate coolness needed by wines to be protected from spoilage.
A remote sensor was also placed in the cabinets. This device was added to make sure that the temperature is consistently kept at the ideal levels.
HVAC Experts Ready to Meet Your Individual Wine Storage Needs
Wine cellars and cabinets vary in storage requirements. No matter how challenging your needs are, the refrigeration specialists need to be experienced with wine storage cooling to find ways to meet them. Be sure to work with a builder in your area and an HVAC specialist like Arctic Metalworks Inc. with special experience and knowledge designing split wine cellar cooling systems.