Large Cellar Cooling Unit Comparison
Maybe you reached this page directly from searching the internet. We highly recommend you read through our thorough wine cellar cooling unit guide to help you choose a wine cellar cooling unit. This page is for those of you looking for a cellar cooling unit for wine cellars 1000 cubic feet or larger in size. See our medium wine cellar unit guide (500-1000 cu. ft.) or small wine cellar unit guide (< 500 cu. ft.) if you ended up on the page accidentally.
Quick Buyer’s Guide for Large Cellar Cooling Unitback to menu ↑
Where will your wine cellar unit exhaust to?
One of the first things people shopping for a wine cellar unit should look at is the temperature difference. For the most part, wine cellar cooler units have a temperature difference between 30°F – 55°F. So, if you will be exhausting your cellar unit to an area with ambient temperatures as high as 100° , most likely you will want a higher temperature difference. To better understand, if ambient temperature is 110° a wine unit with a 30° delta would only be capable of lowering the cellar to 80°. Yet, a cellar cooling unit with a 55° delta would be capable of lowering temperatures to 55° in the same environment!back to menu ↑
Split systems vs self-contained systems:
Split system wine cellar coolers have two components. The evaporator and compressor are two independent pieces of equipment in a split system. Opposite, a self contained system groups both of these components in one housing. Usually, self-contained systems are easier to install. If you are looking to do a DIY install, look at a self-contained wine cellar cooling unit. Because, each unit mounts between standard wall studs. Opposite, if you are willing to hire a professional then perhaps you should consider a split-system. They offer the flexibility of locating the condenser in a remote location to reduce noise.back to menu ↑
Should I Buy a Ducted System?
Usually, large wine cellars opt to go with at minimum a partially ducted wine cooler unit. However, if noise levels concern you, consider going with a fully ducted unit to locate the noise making cooler far from the wine cellar. Many self-contained wine cellar units can have ducting added. We have listed several recommendations for large wine cellar cooling units in the comparison chart below.
In addition, split system wine cellar units offer the most flexibility. Split systems can also be ducted if you choose to do so. However, split systems do require a licensed HVAC/R technician for installation.back to menu ↑
Sizing a Large Wine Cellar Cooling Unit
Cellar cooler units are rated by size in cubic feet. Because, the entire area of your wine cellar must be properly cooled. And, please remember that a cooler rated for 1500 cubic feet will not always work in a 1500 cubic foot cellar. Do not be afraid to up-size your wine cellar cooler unit. Many other variables can require higher rated cooling units. These variables include but are not limited to the cellar’s insulation, lighting, and how frequently the cellar will be opened.back to menu ↑
Large Cellar Cooling Units Types
As with most appliances, there is not a “one model works for all”. Therefore, please read through the large cellar cooling unit comparison chart below to determine what unit will suit your cellar. Maybe, you are retrofitting a space in your basement to become your new wine cellar. Or, perhaps you are lucky enough to be constructing a new construction wine cellar from the ground up. Either way you need to decide the proper location to install your wine cellar cooler appliance. Maybe, you will need to install a through wall system on an exterior wall. Then, most probably a wine cellar unit with a high temperature delta is necessary due to higher outside ambient air temperatures. Or, maybe you are lucky enough to be building a new construction wine cellar and can easily plan for a fully ducted wine cooling unit.
But, most of all, the mission for everyone is the identical! You need a large wine cellar cooler appliance that will provide your cellar the perfect climate for wine storage. The good news is all of the models below are capable of doing just that. Therefore, in conclusion, see our recommendations for small cellar cooling units in the chart below.back to menu ↑