Many people really can’t even remember when it started. Maybe it was a wine tour while looking for something different to do on vacation. Maybe it was the big trip to Paris for your anniversary. Or maybe a family member signed you up for a wine club. However it started, suddenly you have dozens of bottles of wine and consider yourself a wine collector. If you’ve spent a significant amount of money, you need to protect your investment. Additionally, even moderately priced wines will benefit from proper storage.
The best way to make sure that happens is with a wine room or wine cellar with superior climate control. Call your Aspen heating and air conditioning friends at Climate Control Company. We can show you how easy it is to add a residential wine room to make your home feel like your castle.
It’s important to know you can’t just plug in a portable air conditioner or install a window unit and call it a wine room. The system must be specifically designed to keep your wine room or wine cellar temperature and humidity stable. Fifty-five degrees is generally considered ideal, with a humidity of 50-60% to keep the cork from drying.
It doesn’t matter if it’s new construction or a remodeling project, Climate Control does much more than just HVAC installations in Aspen homes. We feature the following manufacturers as our wine room partners:
- Wine Guardian
- Magic Aire
There are 3 basic types of wine cellar cooling units:
- THROUGH THE WALL: In layman’s terms, think of this like you would a window air conditioner. It’s mounted in the wall of your wine room and vented to a room on the other side.
- SPLIT SYSTEM: There is an air handler on the wall of your wine room and it’s connected to a condenser outside the room.
- SELF-CONTAINED: This is usually for larger wine cellars of 500 to 5,000 square feet. The easiest way to describe this is a separate central system with its own ductwork delivering the conditioned air to the cellar. This system usually requires a water supply and water drain.
The other factor is the growing popularity of wine rooms in the home. Many homeowners like the idea of having their own wines for entertaining and the ability to store the wines properly. As a result, an attractive home wine cellar design can add to your home’s value. According to some real estate experts, there is more demand from buyers for wine cellars than in-home theaters. One reason is buyers feel it makes a home more elegant than say a home gym or theater. Many times guests never even see those features, while a custom wine room can become a focal point of your home. If space is limited or you only have small wine collection, a wine closet can also be a great addition.
If a new wine room or cellar sounds exciting to you, call Climate Control Company today so we can talk about how to make it a reality. Then you won’t feel so guilty about that vacation you’ve planned to wine country and the new wine club you just signed up for. So Cin Cin (we pronounce it Chin Chin) to the wine collection. It’s an Italian toast that translates as “to your health.”