3 Tips for Installing a Wine Cellar in Your Home
A wine cellar provides you with a convenient place to store your favorite bottles of merlot, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc. From the shelving to the HVAC system, wine cellars require considerable planning and forethought. Follow these tips for installing a wine cellar in your Jefferson, Louisiana, home.
Choose the Ideal Location in Your Home
You can install a wine cellar anywhere in your house, but the location you choose will have a significant impact on the total cost of maintaining the area. A wine cellar needs two things to function properly: cool temperatures and humidity. This is why basements usually offer the ideal environment, but most Louisiana homes don’t have subterranean spaces.
Fortunately, Louisiana’s high humidity levels work in your favor. And choosing a space in your home without constant sun exposure will help keep costs down.
Select a Powerful Cooling System
We’ll help you choose a cooling unit or air conditioning system that will keep your wine cellar at the optimal temperature (typically between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit). Our goal is to maximize climate control in your wine cellar so that your wine remains safe no matter when you decide to drink it.
The warm Louisiana climate demands a robust cooling system for a wine cellar. We’ll make sure the infrastructure will support the system so you don’t have to worry about high maintenance costs.
Maintain High Humidity Levels
A humidifier can help keep wine from evaporating through the cork. We’ll make sure your wine cellar’s temperature-to-humidity ratio remains ideal for storing wine safely. A dedicated humidifier will maintain the humidity you desire (ideally around 70 percent) so you don’t have to check it manually. Modern humidifiers offer extremely precise functionality, which will ultimately protect your wine collection.
We’re available to install the climate control system for your wine cellar, no matter its size or location. To learn more about how we can help you with your wine cellar, call Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071.
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