Wine cellar cooling systems have been designed especially to keep steady temperatures between 55 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels between 50 to 70 percent. The ideal humidity levels will continue to keep your corks moist and bloated enough hence ensuring that a tighter seal while the ideal temperature moderates your wine aging procedure. Wine cellar refrigeration provided the consistent storing conditions that allowed wine to age at an elegant pace.
- If humidity is too low, you wash out the corks, hence enabling air to slide in the bottle and when oxidation occurs, the wine will definitely be destroyed.
- If humidity is too high, you risk raising mould on your corks, labels and wine racks.
- When the temperature is too cold, the wine becomes twisted and might wind up tasting apartment rather than being luscious and fruity.
- When the temperature is too large, you risk cooking the aging and wine it.
The Wine Room
Before installing a wine refrigeration system, be sure that the area is vapor sealed and properly insulated.
- Each wall and ceiling ought to be scaled using a vapor barrier on the “warm side” of their walls. 8 or 6 mils plastic sheeting is suggested.
- Interior walls must be insulated to at least R-19. We recommend using rigid foam board. Furthermore, all cracks should be filled with expanding spray foam.
- All partitions have been completed with moisture resistant green plank.
- Doors should be solid wood or insulated and weather stripping is also essential to get an airtight seal.