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Breezaire Cooling Units

April 10th, 2013 No comments

Breezaire cooling unit in a wine cellarWhen most people think of a wine cellar, they think of the aesthetic: a grand door, gorgeous wooden racking, perhaps a piece of wine-themed artwork. And of course, these aspects of your wine cellar are incredibly important; they’re what make it fit seamlessly in the design of your home, work with your lifestyle, and put a stamp on your cellar that’s uniquely yours.

But one of the most important parts of a wine cellar is one that’s entirely behind the scenes: the cooling system. Wine cellar cooling units are much more than air conditioners. They control not only temperature, but also humidity. They are specifically engineered to create the ideal environment for preserving and aging wine. The best wine cellar cooling units not only control the environment, but constantly monitor it, allowing you to see at a glance that your wine is being taken care of.

There are many companies that manufacture wine cellar cooling units, but only a few that do it to the exacting standards that your valuable wine collection deserves. One of the best manufacturers of wine cellar cooling units is Breezaire. Some of Breezaire’s excellent features include:

  1. Gentle cooling: Most air conditioning systems blast the room with a stream of freezing-cold air. But this kind of extreme temperature can interfere with the delicate wine aging process. Breezaire cools by using a gentle stream of cool–not cold–air, which keeps the wine protected from abrupt temperature changes.
  2. Automatic humidity control: Humidity is vital to a wine cellar. The proper level of humidity helps prevent label deterioration, and more importantly, cork deterioration, which can ruin your wine. Breezaire systems maintain humidity at an ideal level of 50 to 75 percent.
  3. Quiet operation: Your wine cellar should be a place you enjoy being. A noisy cooling system can ruin your sense of peace and tranquility. Beyond that, vibrations–even those too small for a human to detect–can interfere with your wine’s aging process. Breezaire systems are assembled by hand and tested to ensure that the level of noise and vibration is kept at an absolute minimum.
  4. Simple and elegant installation: Breezaire systems are designed to require no special plumbing, wiring, or complicated procedures to install. Once installed, Breezaire systems are design to sit flush with the wall, and are virtually unnoticeable.
  5. Expert support: Installing a cooling system can be tricky. Breezaire has a team of experts equipped to design the perfect system, problem-solve, and maintain your system far into the future.

Interested in building the wine cellar of your dreams, complete with a cooling system that will help you build the wine collection of your dreams? Contact a Vintage Cellars expert to talk about the best options for you.

Announcing the WhisperKOOL SC Series

August 1st, 2012 No comments

WhisperKOOL SC replaces the WhisperKOOL XLT series
Vintage Cellars is pleased to announce the new WhisperKOOL SC series. The WhisperKOOL SC cooling units replace the WhisperKOOL XLT series, a long-time popular product for wine connoisseurs looking to provide their wine with the most consistent environment possible. The new WhisperKOOL SC series maintains all the features of the WhisperKOOL XLT products, with additional tweaks and adjustments based on years of customer feedback. The WhisperKOOL SC series is also housed in an all-new casing.

WhisperKOOL SC cooling units, like their XLT predecessors, come in five sizes to suit wine cellars up to 8000 cubic feet. The smallest SC cooling unit is designed for cellars up to 300 cubic feet, allowing you to select an efficient model for your smaller cellar.

If you have a WhisperKOOL XLT cooling unit in your wine cellar now, rest assured that you will still be able to purchase WhisperKOOL XLT parts and accessories for the foreseeable future. When your XLT cooling unit is in need of a replacement, the WhisperKOOL SC series cooling units are direct replacements for WhisperKOOL XLT cooling units, so the upgrade should be low-fuss.

If you have any questions about your cooling unit needs, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. The Vintage Cellars team is always pleased to work with wine lovers to get the ideal wine storage environment, whether you’re looking for a new WhisperKOOL SC unit, parts for your existing WhisperKOOL XLT cooling system, or other wine cooling needs.

New WhisperKOOL SC Series Wine Cellar Cooling Systems

May 22nd, 2012 No comments

whisperkool sc seriesVintage Cellars is proud to now offer WhisperKOOL SC Series Cooling Systems. The SC Series, which replaces WhisperKOOL’s popular XLT Series, offers wine collectors the latest in wine cooling technology, providing both quality and value in durable wine cellar cooling units.

Having incorporated feedback from WhisperKOOL customers and installers, this new line of wine cellar coolers includes an updated housing design and the latest system technologies. The new SC Series comes in five models: SC 2000i, SC 3000i, SC 4000i, SC 6000i, and SC 8000i.

Contained within the compact structure of the WhisperKOOL SC Series is highly powerful and sophisticated wine cooling technology. The SC Series offers vibration-free cooling for up 2,000 cubic feet of storage space while maintaining a 30°F temperature differential. Furthermore, the SC Series’ advanced digital controller and liquid temperature probe ensures that a stable temperature is maintained for the bottle contents rather than the air in the room.

One of the most outstanding features of this new line of wine cellar coolers is its convenient installation. The SC Series compact structure fits perfectly between standard wall studs, reducing installation time and costs.

To learn more about the WhisperKOOL SC Series wine cooling system, check out our brand new SC Series page. If you’d like assistance in selecting the best unit for your needs, please call us at 1-800-876-8789.

Introducing the WhisperKOOL Slimline Cooling System

February 28th, 2012 No comments

Have a wine cellar, but not enough room to install a proper cellar cooling unit?  That’s what some people believe. Avoid a big wine storage mistake in your small cellar by investing in the WhisperKOOL Slimline cooling system; it’s designed to fit in that frequently-unused space above your cellar door!

WhisperKOOL Slimline cooling system fits above your cellar door

The WhisperKOOL Slimline Cooling System

Even if your cellar is small, the WhisperKOOL Slimline’s over-the-door installation makes it a perfect fit.  In fact, the unit is made to cool cellar spaces up to 350 cubic feet.  With its sleek design, the WhisperKOOL Slimline takes up very little space, and the space it does require is an area that typically goes unused!  This cooling unit is also one of the most energy-efficient systems for smaller cellars; it requires less power to operate than most cooling systems (only 3.5 AMPS while running.)

Like other WhisperKOOL series units, the Slimline system uses the same control system, including several monitoring probes and a convenient, digital display.  Weighing just 50 lbs., the unit measures 22’W x 10.25”H x 19”D and has a 30°F temperature differential.  (Not too shabby for a unit designed to go above a cellar door!)  Utilizing WhisperKOOL’s  Advanced System Protection Technology, your cooling unit is designed to have a long life.  In fact, the compressor even comes with a 5-year warranty.

So, if you’re stuck wondering where in your cellar you can fit a quality wine cooling unit, fret no more; the WhisperKOOL Slimline is here to save the day!

Cool It! Time to Check Your Wine Cooling Unit

July 27th, 2011 1 comment

Summer is in full swing!  And during the summer, increased temperatures often cause wine cellar cooling units to work longer and harder hours.  While most cooling units are expected to last five years if running continuously, the majority of cooling units (those run only when needed) function for many, many years beyond this grave estimate.  However, the time may eventually come when you will need to replace a cooling unit in your wine cellar or cabinet.  How will you know when this is so?

WhisperKOOL Platinum 4000 Fully Ducted Split Cooling SystemThere are three types of cooling systems, each with their own particular design: through the wall (e.g. CellarCool CX Cooling Units), self-contained/ducted (e.g. Wine Guardian Fully Ducted Systems), and split systems involving a condensing unit and fan coil (e.g. WhisperKOOL Split System Cooling).  If your system is not operating properly, first refer to your owner’s manual.  You’ll often find a tip in the “troubleshooting” section that will miraculously solve the problem. If the problem persists, clean your cooling system while referring to the same manual.  For through the wall systems, vacuum and clean the vents. If this does not fix the problem, or if you have a split systems or self-contained/ducted one, you may need to call your local HVAC contractor to come out and test the coolant, pressure level, and provide general service to the system.  They’ll also make sure the issue is really the cooling unit and not a problem with the thermostat, especially if there was a recent power outage.

For wine cabinet cooling units: Many times you can purchase replacement cooling units made specifically for the model of your wine cabinet.  This allows you to replace them easily, without having to fuss with modifying a cabinet.  Although cooling units can last for many years, it’s a good idea to have them tested and serviced every year.  This way, they will keep running as efficiently as possible, and will oftentimes last longer than if they were never serviced.  Just like taking your car in for routine tune-ups, giving your cooling unit yearly “check ups” helps it stay in tip-top shape.

If you think your cooling unit might be ready for retirement, give the Vintage Cellars wine storage experts a call. They can help you figure out whether you need to replace the unit, and if so what cooling system will best suit your needs for the future. Even in wine cooling, new technology happens all the time! So the unit that has served you well for years may actually be inefficient (ie, expensive to run!) or noisy in comparison to the up to date cooling systems available.

Introducing The Next Generation of WhisperKOOL Cooling Units

June 3rd, 2011 No comments

WhisperKOOL 5000ti Platinum Extreme Cooling System

Just in at Vintage Cellars are the powerful WhisperKOOL 5000ti Platinum Extreme Cooling System and the WhisperKOOL 5000ti Platinum Extreme Fully Ducted Cooling System.  Both of these advanced products are high-end, self-contained cooling units at the very top of the WhisperKOOL line.  These state-of-the-art cooling units are brand new, replacing the earlier WhisperKOOL 4000 Platinum Extreme models, which were also exceptionally dependable.   Easy to install, and ready to work immediately afterward, the WhisperKOOL 5000ti Platinum Extreme upgrades are the next generation of cellar temperature control technology.  Complete with an advanced electronic control system, a remote digital LED readout, liquid bottle probe, humidity control, energy saving mode, and a 55° temperature differential–not to mention a two year parts and labor warranty–these nearly-noise-free cooling units are designed to work in any cellar space, even in extreme environments.  We’re very excited about these fantastic WhisperKOOL upgrades, and hope you’ll be, too!  Free standard shipping is offered on all WhisperKOOL units, and you’ll even receive a free set of two Riedel “O” Series Cabernet Wine Glasses with your order.  With WhisperKOOL technology, creating ideal cellar temperatures has never been easier!

WhisperKOOL 5000ti Platinum Extreme Fully Ducted Cooling System

New Arrival: CellarCool CX Cooling Units

February 3rd, 2011 No comments

CellarCool CX 2200 wine cellar cooling unit

CellarCool CX 2200, for wine cellars up to 265cf

We’re pleased to announce a new product line! The CellarCool wine cellar cooling units are now available. CellarCool’s cooling systems are designed to offer excellent cooling power and dependability, at a price that’s affordable for beginning collectors. They are available in sizes for cellars from 265 to 2000 cubic feet and start at under $1000. The CellarCool systems are designed for simple through the wall installation, but should not be vented into areas where the temperature may exceed 85 degrees since they have a 30 degree temperature differential. This makes them best suited for indoor installations. The CellarCool CX series maintains temperature with a digital thermostat control that’s easy to set and read. Four models are available for various cellar sizes, and since the units are built in the same size and shape as other popular brands, CellarCool CX cooling units are typically a direct replacement for Breezaire and Wine Mate cooling units.

So if you’re in the market for your first wine cellar cooling system, or you need a solid and affordable replacement for your aging cooling unit, check out the CellarCool CX line of cellar cooling systems. Have questions? Leave a comment or give us a call–the Vintage Cellars team is here to help!