M&M Cellar Systems is a master wine cellar cooling units provider in Los Angeles, California and the surrounding Southern California cities. We provide the best refrigeration systems for your wine storage needs.
The cooling units we install for our clients are built to last. They efficiently maintain a climate controlled wine cellar environment.
When planning a wine cellar project we do the following:
- Determine your wine cellar’s cooling needs.
- Know which type of wine cellar cooling system suits your wine cellar.
- Choose the brand of refrigeration unit.
- Consider the infrastructure for the installation of the chosen wine cellar setup.
- Determine the required maintenance for the system.
At M&M Cellar Systems, we conduct the heat load calculations. This allows us to:
- Know what the exact size of cooling unit is needed.
- Determine the proper heat requirement.
- Provide optimal storage conditions.
With many years of experience in refrigeration installation, servicing and maintenance, M&M Cellar Systems offers a range of wine cellar refrigeration systems for various applications, from custom wine cabinets, small wine closets, to large custom wine rooms.
As a wine cellar refrigeration systems contractor in Los Angeles, M&M Cellar Systems works with various wine cellar designers and builders in providing the best cooling systems that fit the cooling requirements of residential and commercial wine cellars.
Quality Brands of Wine Cellar Cooling Systems that We Offer
We offer only the top quality brands in wine cellar cooling systems Los Angeles California. Refrigeration equipment from US Cellar Systems, Wine Guardian, CellarPro, and WhisperKooL are among the most reliable and efficient cooling solutions recommended and supplied by M&M Cellar Systems.
US Cellar Systems
One of our favorite brands of cooling systems to offer are the refrigeration units by US Cellar Systems. They feature a number of different series of cooling units that are highly customizable, which gives us a lot of flexibility in using their systems in a wide variety of various storage systems. They offer wine cabinets, wall mounted, and ducted wine cellar cooling systems.
Wine used to be stored in underground caves, which offered the safest conditions for cooling and preserving their stock. Wine Guardian strives to build wine cellar refrigeration systems that provide those same conditions as an underground cave, in whatever space you’ve chosen for your wine cellar. Wine Guardian promises precision, energy efficiency, and commercial grade quality of their products.
Versatile, well-engineered, and reliable–these are what CellarPro‘s cooling unit products are famous for. They offer self-contained and ductless split wine cellar refrigeration systems.
Striving to be one of the leaders in world-class wine storage cooling system manufacturing, WhisperKOOL is another of our most trusted brands. They have a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement of their product lines, and innovation. They offer a full range of self-contained, split system, and ducted refrigeration systems.
Proper Wine Cellar Refrigeration–What You Need to Know
The main purpose of most climate controlled wine cellars is to provide an ideal space for storing and aging wines for a prolonged period of time. Wines improve their overall quality when stored under optimal conditions. But they can just as easily deteriorate when exposed to unfavorable ones.
Steady Conditions of Temperature and Humidity
Wine coolers are not simply air-conditioners. They are far more complex than a machine that cools a home or office building. The key to preserving wine in the right climate control system is maintaining a steadiness in two important areas. They provide an environment wherein the temperature and humidity remain at constant levels.
The installation of a proper wine cellar refrigeration unit, along with the right amount of insulation, and a vapor barrier in the interior walls and ceiling, ensures that temperature range is maintained between 50°F and 55°F, and that humidity levels are well within 60% to 70%.
An efficient wine cellar climate control system will eliminate climate fluctuations, and reliably cool a wine storage space. Sudden temperature swings can cause the premature aging of wines or spoilage.
Excess humidity can bring about mold growth, which can do a great deal of damage to wine labels. If there is not enough humidity, the corks can dry out and shrink, causing oxidation to take place, and thereby ruining the quality of wines.
Recreating Cave Conditions
Wine cellar refrigeration systems are considered the lifeblood of actively cooled wine cellars. These cooling units are engineered to replicate the favorable climate conditions of underground caves, and thus help create a consistent and stable wine storage environment all year round.
Recreating the conditions of a cave is far more technically challenging than one might think. It requires other considerations beyond the refrigeration unit.
In order for a cooling unit to function efficiently and ensure an optimum wine storage environment, proper support infrastructure must be set in place. These infrastructure elements include the right insulation, vapor barrier, wine cellar door, and the lighting system.
Applying insulation to all wall surfaces and ceilings will help keep the room appropriately cooled, and prevent temperature fluctuations.
The absence, or incorrect application, of wine cellar insulation can lead to temperature swings, which can potentially result in the breakdown of the cooling unit due to excessive workload.
Properly installed vapor barriers will help prevent moisture build up and migration, which is the movement of moisture, in the form of water vapor, through surfaces such as walls and ceilings.
They are placed against the exterior wall, and then the insulation material is applied. Finally, the surface is covered with drywall.
Failure to apply vapor barriers can lead to mold growth, which can cause a great deal of damage, not only to the entire wine collection, but also to the wine room itself. It is also very costly to remedy this kind of problem.
Wine Cellar Doors
The primary location for air leakage in a wine cellar is the door. Most doors have a space underneath where air can flow between rooms. This is a catastrophe in a wine room. Wine cellar doors are specially constructed to seal the wine storage space, allowing no air in or out of the wine room. They’re equipped with an automatic door bottom that prevents air leakage.
Due to the higher than usual humidity in a wine cellar, the doors are susceptible to certain environmental conditions that should be considered. Custom wine cellar entry doors are engineered to prevent against warping due to the unique climate conditions of a wine cellar. An efficient wine cellar door must be weather-stripped on all sides.
Finding a door that is the perfect size is vital. An ill-fitted wine cellar door allows outside elements to seep through, causing moisture creep and the possible overheating of the refrigeration system due to excessive workload.
Wine Cellar Lighting System
Wine cellar lighting not only makes it easier to maneuver around the wine room, but it also creates a dramatic ambiance to the space. LED-based lighting with timer switches is recommended for wine cellar use because it generates less heat and helps minimize exposure of wine bottles to light.
Installing the wrong type of lighting system can increase wine room temperature, which can cause the climate control system to run overtime and eventually lead to its breakdown.
Consult with a Wine Cellar Cooling Expert
If you’re looking to build a wine cellar in a commercial or residential property, you need to work with a contractor that specializes in wine cellars. Many general contractors claim to know how to build wine cellars, but their level of experience and knowledge regarding this very sensitive and specialized type of project can be limited.
Call a company like M&M Cellar Systems first. Let us examine your space to give you the best advice concerning how to refrigerate a wine cellar in it. We can set up the entire design and construction process, based on the optimal conditions for preserving your wine. Your cellar will also look beautiful, working with contractors who do these types of projects each and every day.
Contact M&M Cellar Systems in Los Angeles for inquiries about our wine cellar cooling products and services.