Fondis air conditioning systems for your wine cellar
In the past, most good French homes were built with cellars that could maintain a constant temperature which would not exceed 14 to 16ºC. Nowadays, this is hardly the case. For a wine cellar to be referred to as a quality one, it needs to be able to prevent extreme temperature change, be as dark, cold and wet as necessary, stay well ventilated and remain free of vibration. This is why Fondis use the knowledge of expert specialists and wine enthusiasts to help them make the right choices when designing and manufacturing all of the Fondis air conditioners you see here, helping you to best preserve your wine.
All wine lovers know that wine can be very fragile and in order to reach its full potential, the conditions have to be just right. However, cellars in old houses do not normally offer the best conditions and modern homes do not typically feature wine cellars at all.
There are however ways around this problem with several simple solutions, regardless of how big your wine collection might be.
What is the difference between a standard or regular air conditioner and a proper wine cooling system?
Lower demand for temperature, Slower rate of cooling, All year running and Humidification function.
What difference is there between the Fondis IN and the Fondis C units?
The IN units vent the wine cellar using two pipes where as the C units sit in the cellar wall and vent through the wall.
What is the difference between the Fondis C25 S and the Fondis C50S?
The C25S is only suitable for cellars up to 25mᵌ and the C50S is suitable for cellars up to 50m˚
What is the difference between the Fondis C25, C25S and the C25SR?
The C25 cools the cellar only. The C25S cools and heats the cellar. The C25SR heats, cools the cellar and also has frost protection. This should be used when the unit is vented to the outside. The C25 and the C25S should only be vented to internal areas where the temperature does not drop below 5˚ C. The same applies to the C50S and the C50SR
What size room do the Fondis units need to vent into?
The room size should be equal to or larger than the cellar and not have a high temperature. Generally, plant rooms and laundry rooms are NOT suitable as they tend to have a high average temperatures.
What type of cellar door should my cellar have?
The cellar door should be at least of an external quality and have a seal on all 4 sides. Single glazed doors are not suitable.
Can I put a wine fridge in my cellar so that I have wine ready for drinking?
No, the wine fridge will produce heat and it could damage the Fondis unit.
Do I need to insulate my wine cellar?
Your wine cellar needs to be insulated and in Fondis’s installation instructions, they give the correct thickness of insulation. The insulation needs to be on all 4 walls and also the floor and ceiling. A vapour barrier should be fitted before the insulation is installed.