There are 2 types of Self Contained Wine Cellar Cooling Systems. The first type goes “Through-the-Wall“ like traditional window air conditioner systems. A rectangular opening is framed in a wine room wall and the cooler is mounted in the opening. It blows cold air into the room. The compressor is part of the condensing unit which is in the machine and gets very hot. Therefore, fans in the back of the cooler blow air over the compressor to cool it down. You will notice warm/hot air blowing into the adjacent room to the wine cellar from the back of the system. If blowing hot air into the other room is not acceptable, the other option is using a water-cooled system. This set up requires a water line hooked up to the wine cellar cooler that will dissapate the heat.
The other Self Contained Wine Cellar Cooling Unit is a Ducted System. The machine works just like the Through-Wall Coolers described above, but is usually completely mounted in a room next to the wine cellar, in an attic or basement. Occasionally they are located in the room. Ductwork is attached to duct collars on the cooling unit and to registers in the walls, ceiling or floor of the wine room. This way there are only a few grills in the wine cellar that will either be blowing cold air into the room or returning warm air back to the cooling system.
Here are a few examples of Self Contained Wine Coolers.
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