Self-contained cooling unit installed inside a wine cellars
When planning a suitable wine storage solution for your wine collection, you may be wondering if your wine cellar needs a cellar cooling unit.
If you are planning to store your wine inside a cellar that does not maintain a steady 55 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, you will need a cellar cooling system. Wine cellar cooling systems are an investment, and because they are not cheap, you may question whether or not they are worth it.
Is a Cellar Cooling Unit the Same as an HVAC?
While both a cellar cooling system and an air conditioner can lower the temperature in a room, there is a key difference. Air conditioners are designed to remove humidity from a room. A cellar cooling system will maintain the humidity inside a cellar. Humidity maintenance is important because it prevents the cork of the wine bottle from drying out, preserving the seal and thwarting oxidization.