How Proper Insulation and Cooling of Florida Home Wine Cellars Can Benefit You

The wrong cooling system and poor insulation can destroy the stability of temperature and humidity in your Florida home wine cellar. Residential owners must understand the importance of cooling and sealing a wine room. They must hire a master builder for their next project to ensure that their wines are in a safe storage place. At Wine Cellar International, an efficient cooling unit and proper insulation of their client’s door and flooring are important considerations in wine cellar construction.

Proper Cooling and Wine Room Insulation Will Keep Your Collection Safe

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Reclaimed Wine Barrels used for Racking and Flooring

Wine is perishable. It easily deteriorates when stored in poor conditions. In order to maintain a safe storage environment for wine, there are elements in wine cellar construction that must be installed only by a professional. These include the room insulation, cooling system, flooring, and door.

At Wine Cellar International, they make a careful assessment of your technical, aesthetic, and financial requirements before starting the construction. This will help prevent wine cellar mistakes that can harm their client’s collection, and can result in significant expenses in the future.

Below are important questions that need to be answered to determine the right components for your wine cellar:

  • Where is your wine room located?
  • What is the size of the room?
  • How many wine bottles do you intend to store?
  • Do you have an available room for heat exhaust?
  • What is your allotted budget for the project?
  • What is the design of your racking? Do you want the cooling unit to take up a space in your racking?
  • What are your aesthetic requirements?

The Importance of Wine Cellar Insulation

Florida wine cellar insulation

Wine Cellar Insulation

The ideal storage conditions for aging wine can be achieved by installing proper insulation. Not only the walls and ceilings must be insulated, but also your flooring and door.

Why is insulation required in a climate-controlled wine cellar? A well-insulated storage room will prevent extreme changes in temperature and humidity levels. Keep in mind that wine needs a stable environment in order to reach proper maturation before it is consumed.

Failure to achieve the optimum temperature and humidity levels can trigger mold growth, and will eventually ruin the wine’s quality by contaminating the cork. Also, the wine labels and the structural integrity of the walls, ceiling, and racking might be damaged.

For these reasons, choosing a builder with extensive experience in wine cellar construction is recommended. At Wine Cellar International, we always make sure that our client’s walls, ceiling, flooring and entryway has proper insulation, and are made of quality materials.

Why Your Walls and Ceilings Must Be Properly Insulated

Florida wine room insulation

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One of the reasons wine becomes damaged is due to improper insulation. After framing the wine room, the next step is to insulate its walls and ceiling.

Insulated wine cellars can protect one’s collection from external elements that can affect wine’s aging process. Heat is the main enemy of wine.

Without the proper insulation of the walls and ceilings, the temperature of your cellar will not be kept at the ideal range. Moreover, the humidity will not be stable, resulting in moisture build up and mold growth.

Ideally, cooled wine cellars must have R-30 insulation. This will prevent your wine refrigeration system from working harder than it should, which helps you conserve electricity.

Insulated Flooring – a Requirement in Climate-Controlled Florida Home Wine Cellars

Just like the walls and ceiling, the flooring in refrigerated wine rooms must be well insulated. This is required in flooring with a hollow space underneath it. Concrete floors on the other hand, do not need insulation.

Ideally, flooring must have R-19 insulation to keep the storage environment stable. This will also eliminate moisture build up.

You can go for cork, reclaimed wine barrel, tile, slate, or marble flooring. Carpets are not recommended for refrigerated wine cellars because they absorb humidity easily and can be good breeding grounds of fungi.

Wine Cellar Entryway – Insulation and Sealing Can Prevent Wine Damage

Florida wine cellar door and cooling unitAnother component in building a wine cellar is the door. Your entryway can cause wine faults if it is not equipped with the correct sealing components.

Wine Cellar International uses exterior grade doors and install them with weather stripping and automatic door bottoms to prevent air leakage. For doors with glass, they use tempered insulated panels to create an airtight seal in your cellar.

Learn how they installed the door for one of their Florida wine cellar installation projects.

Efficient Florida Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems Can Keep Your Wines at Their Best

In the world of wine collecting, the main goal is to provide wine the safest storage place in your home. Whether the room is located in the basement, garage, entertainment area, kitchen, closet, or under the stairs, it must be equipped with an effective climate-control system.

It will allow your favorite vintages to last. Standard air conditioning systems should not be used because they are not designed to cool Florida home wine cellars efficiently.

In addition to maximum cooling efficiency, wine enthusiasts like you, should also look for a refrigeration unit that operates quietly or produces no noise at all, has flexible installation options, and is easy to repair.

Different Choices for Your Wine Cellar Cooling System

Wine Cellar International offers refrigeration systems in different categories: split systems, self-contained systems, and self-contained ducted units.

They also offer a line of commercial grade wine refrigeration systems manufactured by Wine Guardian, WhisperKOOL, US Cellar Systems, and CellarMate. After knowing all of your requirements, they will be able to determine the best cooling solution for your wine cellar.

Have an Expert Cool and Insulate Your Wine Room

Wine Cellar International master builderWine Cellar International builds wine storage spaces with proper cooling and insulation. With many years of experience in the construction industry, they can provide the unique storage requirements of each homeowner. They create Florida home wine cellar designs with passion and creativity, resulting in stellar and functional wine displays.

Get in touch with them today at +1 (954) 306-3180 or request a 3-dimensional wine cellar design for FREE!

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