Coastal and Arctic Team Up in a Wine Cellar Construction Project in California 

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Coastal Custom Wine Cellars and Arctic Metalworks Inc. teamed up to build a beautiful storage room in Irvine, California.

Arctic Metalworks Inc. is one of the most trusted HVAC specialists in California. We recently worked with Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, a leading wine storage construction company, to create an effective and efficient wine room for a client in Irvine, a city in Orange County. A team of builders from Coastal built the structure, while our team of cooling experts installed the refrigeration system.

Uniquely Designed Custom Wine Cellar Built Using Lacquer Finished Redwood

The durability and aesthetic appeal of any wine cellar largely depends on the type of wood used for its construction. There are various kinds of wood species on the market, but the most popular choices are Mahogany, Pine, Walnut, Redwood, and Sapele. The client, together with the contractors, decided to use Redwood for the Irvine residential wine room project.

Redwood is a high-quality type of wood. It is known for its natural oils that make it highly resistant to moisture and mildew. Redwood it also a top choice among cellar owners because of its soft earth tones. These color distinctions develop beautifully over time.

Click to see larger image!There are many clients who opt to leave Redwood unstained or unfinished. This is alright because this type of wood is gorgeous with or without any stain or finish applied. But the client in the Irvine construction project chose to have his racking and shelves lacquer finished. He consulted the expert builders from Coastal, and they approved his request. It is important to consult a wine storage specialist regarding the application of a stain or finish, because there are various kinds on the market (e.g. polyurethane, varnish, shellac, and lacquer) but not all of them are compatible with all kinds of wood.

The team of wine room builders from Coastal applied lacquer on the home cellar’s wooden racks and shelves. Lacquer is a great choice for Redwood, because it makes the soft earth tones more pronounced. It also gives the wood a strong, but elegant gloss. A lot of cellar owners love lacquer also because of its durability. The Irvine residential wine cellar became more vibrant with color after the application of lacquer. The client was very pleased with the result.

Click to see larger image!Custom-Built Wooden Case Storage Shelves and Single Bottle Wine Racks

One of the reasons why this wine cellar construction project was successful is the healthy working relationship between the client and the contractors. There was open communication and a free exchange of ideas throughout the working phase of the project. For example, the client suggested to the team of builders from Coastal to have the wooden case storage shelves installed on commercial rollers. This setup was a good idea because it made the bottles more accessible to the client. He no longer had to bend down to get wines from the cases. Instead, he simply had to pull the boxes out by sliding them across the rollers.

Wooden shelves on the market come in various sizes. These commercial cases can fit anywhere from six to twelve bottles, depending on their design. Instead of purchasing wood storage boxes, Coastal custom-built cases for the Irvine wine cellar. Each of these shelves was designed to have openings that were adequately large to store bottles of various sizes, including large format wines, like Turley Zinfandels, Shiraz, Oregon Pinots, and standard Champagnes.

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The construction team from Coastal created a display row in one of the shelves and lined it with LED lighting. The client loved this display row because it accentuated the overall design of the cellar, and it helped him manage his bottles more efficiently. The client’s collection could easily be organized by storing similar bottles above and below the display row.

Click to see larger image!Originally, the storage room had a mini cellar on one side where the client kept bottles that needed to be stored at a cooler temperature. The client gave the mini cellar away, and the area where it used to stand was then an empty space. The builders from Coastal came back to the client’s home to make more single bottle storage racks. These custom racks will be used to fill the vacant area where the mini cellar used to be.

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Arctic Metalworks Inc. Installs an Efficient Cellar Cooling System in the Irvine Residential Wine Room

Click to see larger image!A wine storage structure is incomplete without a refrigeration system installed. It is with a dependable cooling unit that a cellar can provide its stock with the ideal temperature and humidity required to protect them from spoilage. Each wine room has unique storage requirements. This means that each cellar needs a different HVAC unit. The appropriate cooling unit for a storage space depends on a variety of factors, such as the size of the room, the number of bottles stored, and the climate of the region. To best determine the most suitable HVAC system for any cellar, an HVAC specialist must be consulted. The client in the Irvine cellar construction project sought the help of the cooling experts from Arctic Metalworks Inc. Our team of refrigeration technicians helped the client choose the right equipment for his cellar.

Arctic Metalworks’ professional HVAC technicians installed a ductless split type refrigeration system for the Irvine residential wine cellar. The evaporating unit was mounted on the wall of the storage room, while the condenser was placed outside of the house. This split system setup was beneficial for the client because there was no hot air exhausted anywhere in his home. Also, the client loved that the fan coil was operating quietly in his cellar.

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Since the cooling equipment was very mechanical-looking in nature, the client wanted it to be hidden from view. A louvered grill, made from the same type of wood that the racks and shelves were built from, was created to cover the evaporator.

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Red Wines – Proper Wine Storage with the Help of Arctic Metalworks

Precious Red Wine

Precious Red Wine

Red wine is type of wine made from the black grape variety. Its actual color ranges from violet, which is common in young wines, to brick red, which is typical in a mature wine, and through brown, for red wines that are basically older.  Its production is through the extraction of flavor and color from the grape skin where its red color came from — the presence of the anthocyanin pigment.

Proper wine storage is a significant factor in wine collection because it can affect the quality of your wine especially red. Storage temperature is among the main factors, in addition to where your wines are stored and how they are stored. Certain red wines get better with time and are even stored for years. So, here are a few general ideas to help you keep the quality of your wine for a long time.


  • Red wines are damaged at high temperatures (above 90F) like when it is left in a car after buying it at a store.
  • Red wines are best stored in a cool and dark wine cellar with humidity level of not less than 65 but not more than 75%.  This will give your red wines the best environment for aging. Conversely, you can have it kept in a refrigerator specifically for reds only so that the temperature can be easily regulated and kept at around 50-60F for your wine to age well.
Maintaining  Ideal Temperature

Maintaining Ideal Temperature

  •  Red wines get damaged with sudden temperature change, like, when you move them quickly into another room with a significant difference in temperature to that of your storage room.  Avoid moving your wines from a hot to a cold place too quickly (e.i. from your car to your wine cellar).  Give it some time to cool before finally storing it to avoid any damages.
  •  It is best to store your wines at temperatures between 50 to 60 degrees F because if you store it in a warmer setting, your wine will age faster thereby allowing your reds to bring out the beauty of its complexity.  On the other hand, storing the reds in a lower temperature setting slow the process of aging which means that they will need more time before they are ready.
  • When it comes to temperature, Arctic Metalworks has options for you to choose from with prices that range from $2,800 to $3,000 depending on your custom wine cellar size and cooling needs. These refrigeration systems are split-type, which gives you the convenience of having a peaceful and quiet storage for your wines.


Custom Wine Cellar Lighting

Custom Wine Cellar Lighting

  • Make sure that your red wine collection is not directly hit by sunlight.

You should place shades that you can pull if the sun hits your bottles.

  •  Wines, not just reds, change flavor if they are directly exposed to the sun because of the increased temperature.

 Bottle Position

  • Store the bottles on their sides to make sure that the corks do not dry out.  This position allows your wine to age better compared to bottles stored upright.  Also, you need to recheck your wines from time to time – it should be on its side and that the cork is not drying out.
  • Wine Storage - Proper Position

    Wine Storage – Proper Bottle Position

    Lastly, make sure that your wine collection is in a place with very less mobility and minimal need of moving your bottles around.  If you store your collection in your custom wine cellar, make sure that the storage or rack is stable and does not wobble or shake, so the storage unit must be on a stable and flat ground.  If your storage rack is steady but it stand on an uneven ground or an unstable surface, it will affect the aging of your wines because costant movement in the storage area will damage them.

  •  Hence, you need to find and install a solid and stable wine storage rack plus an efficient wine  cellar refrigeration system to ensure that your precious collection will not be disturbed.


Arctic Metalworks is one of the best manufacturers and providers of wine cellar refrigeration systems at an affordable price.  Arctic also offers custom wine cellar construction services, and other wine cellar innovations for your wine  storage.  This family-owned wine cellar refrigeration business uses only the best wine cellar refrigeration systems with the highest efficiency because they know how to incorporate the latest technology in the wine industry.

With the company’s “service first” policy, you are sure to receive the most reliable, knowledgeable, prompt and professional service from their wine cellar innovations specialists and get the most out of your budget.

Contact Arctic Metalworks now for inquiries about wine cellar refrigeration systems installation, wine cellar construction, and other wine cellar building concerns.

Categories to Consider When Buying a Wine Cellar Cooling Unit California

Wine is one of those rare products that requires a proper storage environment in order to maintain and enhance its quality for a prolonged period of time.  Most wine collectors invest in a climate controlled wine cellar, where they can keep their wine collection under ideal climate conditions.  Regardless of its size, a wine storage room must be properly insulated and sealed, to ensure that the required storage conditions are achieved and maintained.

Wine Collection and Proper Wine Storage

Wine Collection and Proper Wine Storage

The optimal wine storage temperature is a constant 50°F to 55°F, and the humidity levels should be within 60% to 70%.  Constant temperature swings can negatively affect the aging process and eventually ruin the quality of wines.  Corks dry out when exposed to low humidity levels, while too much humidity can damage wine bottle labels.

An efficient wine cellar cooling system is one of the most crucial components of successfully cellaring wines.  Wine cellar refrigeration units are specially designed to create the best wine storage environment, by regulating temperature and humidity at constant levels.  Installing the proper climate control system will efficiently cool a wine cellar, with low energy consumption and little intervention.

There are several categories to consider when deciding on a refrigeration system for a custom wine cellar.  These categories are quality, features, design, cooling capacity, and customer service.  Choosing an efficient and reliable cooling unit ensures the proper aging and preservation of wines for years to come.

  1. Quality 

Investing in high quality wine cellar climate control system is critical to long-term wine storage. Wine cellar cooling systems of excellent quality offer superior performance and reliability, which ensures the consistency and stability of the temperature and humidity inside a custom wine room.  Just remember, don’t compromise quality in favor of affordability.

  1. Features

Choose a wine cellar refrigeration unit that provides many useful and unique features, such as manual or digital temperature controls, or a liquid measuring thermostat system.  Cooling systems that are equipped with digital temperature controls allow collectors to adjust or preset temperature levels according to their preference.  A liquid measuring thermostat measures actual conditions using a bottle probe, thus accurately preserving the ideal storage wine cellar environment.

  1. Design

Design is another important category to consider when choosing a wine cellar cooling unit.  A cooling system should not only regulate climate conditions, but also blend well with the existing wine cellar design.  Wall-mounted and split systems are available for collectors who want to maximize the total bottle capacity of their wine storage space, while ducted units are ideal for those who prefer the complete absence of any mechanical equipment in their wine cellar.

  1. Cooling Capacity

Factors. such as the location of the wine cellar, room size, ambient conditions, and the size of the wine collection must be taken into account, to ensure that the refrigeration system has the proper cooling capacity to provide the best possible environment for storing and aging wines.  Some climate control systems are designed to cool small to medium sized wine rooms, while others are purpose built for large wine cellars.  (Check out the different options for wine cellar cooling systems and their cooling capacity).

  1. Customer Service

Choose to do business with a wine cellar refrigeration company that provides excellent customer service and support.  In case of a refrigeration system breakdown, immediate repair and maintenance service should be available without hassle.  Providing quick resolutions to cooling unit problems helps prevent damage to a wine collection, which may arise due to equipment malfunction or breakdown.

HVAC cooling and heating services are necessary for climate controlled wine cellars, to make sure that the ideal environment conditions are provided.  HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.  It is a technology that provides environmental comfort for indoor spaces.

Types of Wine Cellar Cooling Unit California

There are three major wine cellar cooling system types:  self-contained cooling systems, ductless split refrigeration systems, and ducted split climate control systems.  Although each cooling system provides its own unique features and advantages, all are specially engineered to reliably and efficiently cool a wine storage space.

A self-contained cooling system is a one-piece unit that is designed for simple through the wall installation.  This refrigeration unit exhausts fan noise and hot air to an adjacent room.  In order to contain the heat coming from the unit, the room must be of the same size (or larger) than the wine cellar itself, and has excellent ventilation.

A ductless split refrigeration system ‘splits’ the evaporator unit from the condensing unit, thus offering versatility in installation options, as well as efficiency in performance.  Separating the units allows the noisiest part of the equipment (the condensing unit) to be placed in a remote location, while the evaporator unit is installed inside the wine room.  The units are connected by electrical wiring and small copper tubing.

Ducted split climate control systems provide the same advantages as ductless split units.  The only difference is that both the evaporator unit and condensing unit can be located remotely.  Ducting systems are used to distribute cool air into the wine room and to exhaust heat to the outdoors.

Choosing a Wine Cellar Specialist

Consulting with a wine cellar specialist is highly recommended when deciding on a wine cellar refrigeration unit for your wine storage facility.  They can help clients determine the right type of cooling system by performing an HVAC load calculation.  As soon as the proper BTU (British thermal unit) has been ascertained, wine cellar specialists provides their clients with a set of cooling solutions that will suit their storage environment.

Protect Your Precious Wines, Partner with Arctic Metalworks

Arctic Metalworks is a full service wine cellar cooling unit expert, who offers different types of wine cellar cooling systems, and wine cellar installation and maintenance services in Corona, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, Irvine, Santa Ana, Orange County, and other regions in California.

Arctic has several divisions, and wine cellar construction and renovation is the largest among the divisions.  They have successfully completed several wine room building projects and wine cellar cooling systems installation services.

To know more about the wine storage products and services of Arctic Metalworks, visit this page:


HVAC – Arctic Metalworks’ HVAC Services for Climate Controlled Wine Cellars

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, which are interrelated.  It is a technology that is based on the principles of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.

HVAC is an integral part of the design of offices, industrial buildings, and storage facilities, wherein secure and controlled environmental conditions must be maintained.  One or more HVAC systems are integrated for modern and large buildings.

The components of HVAC Systems were developed during the industrial revolution.  Innovation, improved efficiency, and system controls were continuously presented all over the world.  Providing thermal comfort and quality indoor air is the most vital goal in the HVAC process.  This is met by ensuring proper installation, normal operation, and regular maintenance.

The three main functions of HVAC are:

  • Provide ventilation
  • Reduce air infiltration
  • Maintain pressure between spaces

 HVAC Services for Climate Controlled Wine Cellars

Temperature and humidity are the two most important factors in the HVAC process.  For climate controlled wine cellars, HVAC installation is a must.  HVAC services are commonly sought by wine cellar owners and wine cellar builders, to ensure proper wine cellar storage conditions.

Arctic Metalworks is a wine cellar refrigeration expert that offers wine cellar cooling systems and HVAC services.  The equipment used by Arctic for heating and air conditioning is Goodman branded.  This brand is known for high industry standards, affordability, and the best product warranties.

Arctic provides the finest HVAC professionals, who install and perform maintenance services for the heating and cooling equipment.  The HVAC services that Arctic offers include both residential and commercial applications.  They have fully equipped trucks that carry the most commonly used repair tools to render faster service.

Arctic Metalworks is a fully licensed California State contractor and HVAC company.  The wine cellar refrigeration and HVAC services they offer are applicable for the following list of equipment or storage facilities:

  • Wine cellars
  • Wineries
  • Walk ins
  • Reach ins
  • Beer boxes
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Chillers
  • Coolers
  • Ice machines
  • Display cases
  • Preparation tables
  • Auto visual equipment rooms
  • Scientific cascade cryogenics

 Wine Cellars and Wineries – Why the Need for HVAC Services

Wine cellar refrigeration equipment is considered a critical component in wine cellars.  Wines need a climate controlled environment, conducive for optimum wine aging; and since bottled wines are stored for a long period of time, stable temperature and humidity levels should be maintained.

Wineries have a storage area where wines in barrels are kept in suitable climate conditions, to promote the enhancement of wine’s flavour and aroma.  Most wineries have cooling systems installed in the storage room, to meet the required wine storage conditions.

FREE Quote – How to Contact Arctic Metalworks:

To inquire about HVAC installation for residential or commercial locations, you can call Arctic Metalworks at +1 (714) 251-6875, or send an email to

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Optionally, you can also contact David Gype, founder of the HVAC company Arctic Metalworks.

Call Arctic Metalworks now, and get a free quote for your wine cellar cooling and HVAC needs.


Different Types of Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems for Efficient Wine Cellar Cooling

Wine Cellar Cooling Units from Arctic

Wine Cellar Cooling Units from Arctic

The primary purpose of a wine cellar is to provide a secure and stable environment, conducive to storing and aging wines for a prolonged period of time.  Custom wine rooms are properly insulated, sealed, and installed with wine cellar cooling systems, to ensure that the desired climate conditions for long-term storage are achieved and maintained.

Wine cellar refrigeration systems are a crucial component of actively cooled wine cellars.  A wine cellar refrigerator is specially designed to help maintain the ideal wine cellar temperature and humidity levels for the proper preservation of wines.  For wines to mature to their full potential, the temperature range must be at a constant 50°F to 55°F, while the relative humidity should stay between 60 to 75 percent.

There are three ways to cool a custom wine cellar: self-contained cooling systems, ductless split refrigeration systems, and ducted-split climate control systems.  Each refrigeration unit has its own distinct features and advantages, but all are engineered to efficiently stabilize wine cellar temperature and humidity, and reliably cool a wine storage space.

Self-Contained Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems

Self-Contained Wine Cellar Refrigeration System

Self-Contained Wine Cellar Refrigeration System

Self-contained wine cellar refrigeration systems are perfect for wine rooms up to 2,000 cubic feet in size.  These cooling units are the easiest to install, and do not require assistance from a licensed HVAC/R technician.  Aside from providing ease of installation, self-contained cooling systems are the most affordable refrigeration systems around.

A self-contained wine cellar refrigerator is mounted high on the wall, and vents fan noise and warm air into an adjoining room.  The latter must be at least the same size or larger than the wine room itself.  Additionally, the room must have proper ventilation, and must not exceed 80°F.  If the cooling unit vents through a small, confined space, it will not function as effectively, and will most likely blow hot air into the wine cellar as a result.

These refrigeration units can be installed in an unused area between the entry door and the ceiling, or mounted within the racking frame.  Most self-contained cooling products have a depth of 13 inches, so these units will fit snugly within the confines of the wine racking system.

Split Wine Cellar Cooling Systems (Ductless and Ducted Cooling Systems)

Split wine cellar cooling systems separate the evaporator unit from the condensing unit, which not only provides flexibility in installation, but also promotes efficient and silent cooling.  Splitting them apart allows the noisiest component of the cooling unit (the condenser) to be placed in a remote location, while the evaporator is installed inside or near a wine room.  There are two types of split systems: ductless split refrigeration systems and ducted-split climate control systems.

Split Wine Cellar Cooling System

Split Wine Cellar Cooling System

Ductless split wine cellar refrigeration systems use electrical wiring and small copper tubing to connect the condensing unit to the evaporator unit.  Using a line set eliminates venting through an adjacent enclosure or the need for ductwork.  For this particular split system, the evaporator is placed inside the wine room, while the condenser is installed in a location that is ideal for effective heat and noise dissipation (e.g. outdoors, the garage, etc.).

Ducted-split wine cellar cooling systems make use of ductwork to distribute cool air into the wine storage space, and to draw warm air outdoors through a return air duct.  The cooling system evaporator is placed near the wine cellar or in another location indoors, while the condensing unit is located outdoors.  Ducted-split systems eliminate the presence of refrigeration equipment inside wine cellars, thus providing more room for storage and preserving the aesthetic quality of the space.

In order for a wine cellar refrigerator to be efficient in its performance, it must be integrated into the overall wine cellar plans and design.  After applying the proper insulation and vapor barrier, and completely sealing the wine room, the right type of wine cellar climate control system must be installed to reach the ideal wine cellar temperature and humidity levels for long-term wine storage.

There are important factors to consider when choosing the best cooling system for a wine cellar space.  These factors are:  ambient conditions, room size, frequency of door opening/closing, the location of the wine room, and the size of the wine collection.

Wine Cellar in Coto de Caza Installed with a Split Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit

Wine Cellar in Coto de Caza Installed with a Split Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit

When building a residential or commercial wine cellar, consulting with professional wine cellar builders is highly recommended.  They are experts in designing and constructing a wine storage space that provides the best environment for storing and aging wines.  Wine cellar builders will create wine cellar plans based on the design specifications and storage needs of their clients.

Most wine cellar builders not only design and execute wine cellar plans, but also install all wine room components, including wine racking solutions, flooring products, wine cellar doors, and climate control systems.  With regard to wine cellar cooling systems, wine cellar builders conduct a heat load calculation to determine the proper cooling system, that will efficiently cool a wine storage space.


Wine Cellar Cooling Systems California Installation Projects by Arctic Metalworks

Arctic Metalworks is the leading provider and manufacturer of commercial grade quality wine cellar refrigeration systems in Southern California.   They offer a complete line of wine cellar cooling systems California, that are specially designed to address the cooling needs and requirements of various applications, from residential wine cellars to commercial wine displays.

Wine cellar cooling systems are crucial to achieving and maintaining a proper wine storage environment.  Climate control systems are engineered to help regulate temperature and humidity levels within 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 to 75 percent, respectively.  Stable climate conditions are necessary, in order for wines to reach their aging potential.

Arctic  Metalworks Wine Cellar Refrigeration Expert

Arctic Metalworks Wine Cellar Refrigeration Expert

Arctic Metalworks designs and builds custom wine cellar refrigeration units that can accommodate the temperature and humidity requirements of a wine storage space.  Their refrigeration systems provide the optimum cooling capacity, which ensures the proper preservation of wines for a prolonged period of time.

They have completed numerous wine cellar cooling installation projects in Southern California.  Some of these projects involve replacing existing refrigeration equipment, and/or providing a remedy to inadequately designed and built custom wine rooms.  The following refrigeration installation projects will shed light on the intricacies involved in wine cellar construction, and on the importance of wine cellar cooling systems California.

Wine Cellar Cooling Systems Installation in Laguna Beach California

Wine Cellar Cooling Systems

Wine Cellar Cooling Systems

One of their recently completed wine cellar cooling installation California projects took place at Laguna Beach.  The project involved replacing the existing LRC evaporator coil with an Arctic 0025 ¼ hp evaporator coil, and upgrading the wine cellar refrigeration system’s small chap pump to an air conditioner condensate pump.

The Arctic team decided to retain the condensing unit, which was not only in good condition, but also operating with an R-134a refrigerant (a green gas alternative).  Arctic Metalworks would have replaced the entire refrigeration unit if it had functioned off of an R-22 refrigerant, AKA an ozone depleting substance.  A special enclosure was designed and constructed by Jerry from Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, to conceal the cooling unit from sight.

This Manhattan Beach wine cellar cooling installation project shows the importance of locating a condensing unit in a well-ventilated area.  The contractor was concerned about placing the cooling system in the yard because of the noise it generated, so they had it installed in a mechanical room, and the Arctic team replaced the existing 4’ ventilation fan with a bigger exhaust fan to help heat dissipate.

The lack of proper ventilation caused the refrigeration unit to perform poorly and inefficiently.  So, Arctic Metalworks relocated the condensing unit to the side yard, to keep it properly ventilated, and thus provide optimum cooling performance.

San Clemente California Wine Cellar Cooling Installation Project

Wine Cellar Cooling Installation

Wine Cellar Cooling Installation

As Southern California’s refrigeration gurus, it is not unusual for Arctic Metalworks to take on a project that involves rectifying an improperly constructed wine cellar.  For the San Clemente wine cellar cooling installation California project, Arctic Metalworks had to completely tear down the ceiling drywall and apply polyurethane foam, a sealing agent that acts as insulation and vapor barrier.

The original building contractor failed to install vapor barriers around the entire building envelope, which eventually led to drywall damage caused by water leaks.  A vapor barrier is an important component of wine cellar construction, as it provides better moisture control.

The Arctic team re-applied drywall and paint, and upgraded the underpowered wine cellar refrigeration unit with an Arctic 5500 split system.  The evaporator unit was mounted on the wall, while the condensing unit was located remotely, for ultra-quiet and efficient cooling of the San Clemente residential wine cellar.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit Installation in Corona del Mar, CA

Wine Cellar Cooling Systems Installation

Wine Cellar Cooling Systems Installation

A remedial wine cellar cooling systems project was also done for Motocross superstar Ryan Villapoto, in Corona del Mar, California.  The existing wine cellar underwent a major overhaul, courtesy of Arctic Metalworks.  The original contractor installed the vapor barrier on the wrong side of the wall, and placed the condensing unit in an enclosed space, which led to the compressor overheating.

The Arctic team took down the wall, applied polyurethane foam insulation, and re-applied the vapor barrier with Italian plaster finish.  The condensing unit was moved to the yard, and housed in an A/C style vent to protect it from harmful external factors.

Arctic Metalworks also installed a digital temperature control, to allow easy monitoring of the temperature and humidity inside the wine room.

Aliso Viejo Wine Cellar Cooling Installation in California

Another wine cellar cooling installation California project that involved the replacement of existing wine cellar cooling systems California was the Aliso Viejo residential wine room.  The original refrigeration installation team installed a refrigeration system that did not meet the cooling requirements of the wine storage space.

The Arctic team ran diagnostics, and found out that the original cooling system did not have the capacity to maintain the ideal climate conditions for storing and aging wines.  Arctic Metalworks replaced the unit with an Arctic 0025 split system.

The evaporator unit was located inside the wine room, and the condensing unit was placed in the yard.  To protect the condensing unit from outside elements, it was encased in a custom designed protective housing.

Wine Cellar Cooling Installation California

Wine Cellar Cooling Installation California

Split wine cellar cooling systems are considered the best cooling solution for achieving optimum storage conditions.  The evaporator and condenser are housed separately, which provides flexibility in installation options, and promotes efficient operation.  The evaporator unit and condensing unit are connected by a line set or air ducts.

There is more to Arctic Metalworks than just wine cellar cooling installation.  The Arctic teams also carries out the full installation of custom wine cellars, as well as provides quality handmade wine storage and display solutions.

They recently completed a custom wine cellar construction and refrigeration installation project for the former South African tennis player Ray Moore.

The Arctic team installed custom designed wine racking systems to store over a thousand wine bottles.  Additional custom drawers were also provided, to hold his rarest and most valuable vintages.  All wine racks were made from unfinished black walnut wood.

To achieve and maintain the ideal wine storage conditions, Arctic Metalworks supplied an Arctic 0500 split system.  The condensing unit was placed in a 5-car garage, which was large enough to contain heat exhaust without overheating the compressor.  The Arctic team utilized an existing 50’ line set that was already installed during the construction of the home.

Arctic Metalworks offers their clients a comprehensive wine cellar cooling system maintenance plan, which includes checking and cleaning the cooling system and lubricating the motor.  They also provide a warranty on all parts and labor.