Wine Room HVAC Services and Products in Indio, La Quinta, Indian Wells Palm Desert, CA and Surrounding Desert Cities
Whether you’re a casual wine collector or a connoisseur, you know that temperature and humidity are just as important as vintage and terroir. With a professionally installed wine room cooling system, your treasures will be at their finest when it’s time to pop the cork.
Requirements for Wine Cellar HVAC Systems
Collecting and enjoying fine wines is part of the fun, but devising the perfect storage system can become an equally engrossing pursuit. Wine room cooling units create a safe space where vintages age gracefully away from the heat, low humidity, mechanical vibrations and environmental stressors that cause premature degradation.
Wine room refrigeration systems aren’t just air conditioners or humidifiers. They’re specially engineered to mimic the elusively cool, moist and quiet environment of a traditional wine cave. Even if your home is located in the heart of the desert, the system will maintain temperatures between 55 and 58 degrees and relative humidity between 60 and 70 percent.
Conventional HVAC systems rapidly cool indoor spaces while removing moisture. Temperature swings and decreased humidity directly conflict with the conditions that enable successful long-term storage. When compared to conventional air conditioners, equipment designed for wine rooms maintains lower and more stable temperatures by running 50 to 70 percent of the time.
Types of Custom Wine Room Cooling Systems
- Self-contained through-the-wall units are suitable for wine cabinets and compact cellars where space is at a premium. One unit houses the evaporator coil, condenser coil, compressor, fan, thermostat and related components.
- Split systems feature separate indoor and outdoor units linked by refrigerant lines or short-distance air ducts. Ductless and ducted configurations provide expanded design possibilities and installation options.
- Fully ducted wine room refrigeration equipment is ideal for custom wine cellars up to 5,000 square feet. Space-saving all-in-one units installed outside the storage area use dual ducts to exhaust heat and to deliver uniform cooling.
Temperature and Humidity Controls for Wine Cellars
Like other HVAC systems, wine refrigeration units are matched to various cooling requirements, not just its cubic footage. To create a fully climate-controlled storage area, we perform detailed load calculations that assess potential heat gains, indoor/outdoor temperature differentials, insulation levels and humidity requirements. Unfortunately, the desert air in Indio and La Quinta is an enemy to natural corks. To maintain ideal conditions, many wine cellar HVAC units feature optional humidifiers that moderate the moisture levels and protect wines from dry corks and oxidation.
Coachella’s Experts in Wine Room Refrigeration
Since 1999, All Knight Heating & Air Conditioning, has been designing and installing specialty cooling systems for wine collectors, restaurants, country clubs and businesses across the Coachella Valley. We perform installations and upgrades as well as repairs and annual maintenance.
Get in touch with us today to request a quote or to learn more about our services. Our experts will assess your space, discuss your goals and recommend a customized wine refrigeration system that provides dependable performance.