Wine cellar cooling systems are designed specifically to maintain a constant temperature between 55 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels between 50 to 70 percent. The right humidity levels will keep your corks moist and swollen enough thus ensuring a tighter seal while the right temperature moderates your wine's aging process. For more information about the best wine cellar cooling unit or systems, you may visit https://www.paprowinecellars.ca/wine-cellar-cooling-units-toronto.
Always keep in mind:
• If humidity is too low, you dry out the corks, thus allowing air to slip into the bottle and if oxidation occurs, the wine will surely be ruined.
• If humidity is too high, you risk growing mold in your corks, labels, and wine racks.
• If the temperature is too cold, the wine becomes dormant and would end up tasting flat instead of being fruity and sparkling.
• If the temperature is too high, you risk cooking the wine and aging it prematurely.
Ideally, however, the cellar room itself should be designed and constructed precisely with the right conditions for these temperature and humidity variables to work.
The Wine Room
Before installing a wine refrigeration system, make sure the room is vapor sealed and properly insulated.
• Every wall and ceiling should be scaled with a vapor barrier on the "warm side" of the walls. 6 or 8 mil plastic sheeting is highly recommended.
• Interior walls should be insulated to a minimum of R-19. We recommend using rigid foam board. Additionally, all cracks should be filled with expanding spray foam.
• All walls are finished with moisture resistant green board.
• Doors should be solid wood and/or insulated and weather stripping is vital for an air tight seal.
• Glass should be double pane with a minimum of a 1/2" gap.
• Lighting should be low wattage.