Arctic Metalworks Inc. has been in business for over 50 years, serving Southern California in all HVAC services. In recent years we’ve come to specialize in wine cellar refrigeration systems. This is a very delicate industry, requiring in-depth knowledge of wine cellar cooling, insulation, and the very particular needs of wine storage. We are renowned in the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside areas for being the GO-TO experts for installing, replacing, and servicing wine cellar cooling systems.
Proper Storage Conditions for Wine
Wine lasts longer and tastes better if stored in the proper conditions. Ideally, this beverage should be kept in a cool, dark place that has a constant temperature of 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity inside the wine storage space should also be approximately 70% with minimal to no fluctuations.
Wine cellars are the best places to store wines. In some locations, the climate condition of the region is enough to provide cellars with the required coolness and moisture to protect the stored wines from spoiling. The storage rooms in these areas do not necessarily need to have a cooling unit installed. But in many places, like California, wine cellars should have refrigeration systems setup. A cellar, by itself, cannot obtain the ideal temperature and humidity for proper wine storage.
The Wine Storage Expert
Arctic Metalworks Inc. has more than half a century of experience in providing quality refrigeration systems. We specialize in building and installing dependable cooling units for wine cellars. Our team of technicians understands that unlike most beverages, wine is very delicate. Our experts are aware that it requires specific storage conditions to prevent it from spoiling. This is why we make sure that all the HVAC equipment we install in wine storage rooms are tested for quality and efficiency, so that we can provide our clients with only the best refrigeration systems.
Different Types of Refrigeration Systems for Various Wine Storage Requirements
Wine cellars in California vary in the cooling unit that they need. There are many factors to consider in finding out the right HVAC equipment for a cellar, such as size of the storage room, the number of bottles stored, the type of lighting systems installed, etc. To determine the appropriate refrigeration unit for your cellar, you need the help of an HVAC expert.
There are a number of wine cellar owners in California that complain of problems with their refrigeration equipment. One of the most common issues is having cooling units that are disproportionate to the storage requirements of their cellars. There are those who own HVAC units that are too small for their wine storage rooms, and thus the refrigeration systems installed are not able to cool the cellars to the correct temperature and humidity level. Most of these clients only realize the problem after a number of wines in their collection have spoiled.
The Wine Cooling Specialist
Arctic Metalworks Inc. takes pride in manufacturing various kinds of wine cooling equipment in California, from through-the-wall units to split-type refrigeration systems. We have trained our workers in handling all kinds of refrigeration units. They can consistently provide quality services, regardless of the size of the client’s cellar or whatever storage requirements may be present. Through the years of providing HVAC services to various kinds of wine storage structures, our cooling technicians have been thoroughly equipped with the necessary skills to determine the best refrigeration unit for any cellar.
Maintenance and Repair of Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems in California
All types of equipment that exchanges air will become dirty over time. All cooling units will need cleaning and maintenance one way or another. Without regular maintenance, a wine cellar refrigeration system will gradually lose function. This depreciation will negatively affect the consistency of the temperature and humidity inside a cellar. The fluctuating climate conditions in your storage room can adversely impact the flavor and overall quality of your wines.
Many wine cellar owners in California choose not to have their HVAC equipment maintained. They only reach out to a cooling technician when their refrigeration system has started to operate poorly, or worse—their unit has already stopped functioning. The refrigeration unit might already be too damaged to fix. There are also many cases where the problem has become so extensive that it could be too costly to repair the piece of equipment.
The Cellar Cooling Unit Repair Professional
Our experts here at Arctic Metalworks Inc. highly recommend having your refrigeration systems checked and maintained regularly. Our team of technicians can provide clients with periodic inspection and maintenance of cooling units. Scheduled cleaning is helpful in identifying concealed problems, such as refrigerant leaks. Early detection of these issues means that solutions to identified concerns can immediately be provided. You can prolong the lifespan of your wine cellar HVAC unit by having it maintained by a cooling specialist.