Wine Guardian Introduces New Ducted Split Wine Cellar Cooling System.



System creates ideal conditions for long-term preservation and protection of valuable wine investments

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Wine Guardian has announced the launch of a new ducted split wine cellar cooling system that features superior air distribution, temperature and humidity control to protect valuable wine collections.

“The new ducted split system expands our product portfolio into a complete line of wine cellar cooling equipment,” said Wine Guardian Division Manager Mike Militi. “It is available in many capacities and styles to accommodate any size or style wine cellar for homes, restaurants, commercial storage facilities and other applications.”

The split system is designed to maintain ideal cellar conditions for long-term storage, which typically range from 55° F to 57° F (13° C to 14° C), and from 50 to 70 percent humidity. It is available in four models—1/4-ton, ½-ton, 1-ton and 2-ton capacities—for 60 hertz operation.

The standard two-piece system includes a fan coil unit to cool the wine cellar air, and a condensing unit to remove heat from the refrigeration process. On ¼-ton, ½-ton and 1-ton systems, the fan coil can be ducted from up to 25 feet (7.62 meters) away from the cellar, and a 2-ton system can be ducted from up to 50 feet (15.24 meters). Also, the condensing unit comes with its own housing, which makes it suitable for outdoor use. The combination of these features makes Wine Guardian’s new split system extremely quiet and virtually vibration-free, giving users maximum flexibility when designing their cellars and locating the cooling system.

Other standard features include:

  • Proprietary control system with remote user interface for in-cellar cooling, heating and humidifier control
  • One supply and one return duct collar for installation flexibility
  • Supply air openings for up to five outlets
  • Removable control panel for easy access
  • High static pressure fans for extended lengths of ductwork

The ducted split system is constructed of commercial grade components, including high and low refrigerant pressure switches, low ambient protection, refrigerant sight glass and a filter drier. All materials and components are corrosion-resistant, and the fan coil frame is aluminum for durability.

Options include:

  • Humidification (integrated and freestanding models)
  • Integral electric heat (ideal for areas where ambient temperature falls below 50° F (10° C)
  • Remote monitoring and sensing of temperature and humidity and for alarm and communication capabilities
  • Duct collars and kits (may be ducted from any of five outlets for applications versatility)

The ducted split system operates in ambient temperatures from 0° F to 115° F (-18° C to 46° C). All Wine Guardian equipment is certified by ETL to UL and CSA standards for safety and performance.

The Wine Guardian split system is distributed internationally. “Our representatives can help determine which size and options are optimal for individual wine cellar design and storage needs,” Militi said. He recommends that new ducted split systems be installed by certified heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors.

Wine Guardian is a registered trademark of Air Innovations, which manufactures Wine Guardian products in New York state. The ducted split system is backed by a two-year warranty and a factory service hotline team.

For more information on Wine Guardian products or to locate a distributor, visit, call 800-825-3268 in the U.S. and Canada (international + 1 315-452-7407), email or follow @WineGuardian on Twitter.

About Wine Guardian
Wine Guardian, a division of Air Innovations, is a world leader in wine preservation. Regardless of the size of the space or number of bottles being conditioned, Wine Guardian systems deliver superior performance in temperature and humidity to ensure quiet and perfect conditions for each wine collection, whether installed in commercial or residential cellars. Wine Guardian offers multiple installation configurations, including ducted, ducted split and through-the-wall systems—all with numerous options and sensing, monitoring and alarm capabilities. Wine Guardian systems incorporate cooling, heating, filtration, ducting, internal safety devices and high or low ambient control as integrated solutions. Humidification can be built into the system at the time of order or added separately. For more information or to find an authorized Wine Guardian distributor, visit or call 800-825-3268 (international + 1 315-452-7407).

About Air Innovations
Established in 1986, Air Innovations designs, tests and manufactures specialized air conditioning and environmental control systems for a wide variety of niche market applications. Equipment is produced in a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Syracuse, N.Y. Family-owned by licensed professional engineers, Air Innovations has built 15,000 systems to date. The company’s brands include: Floratech® refrigerated floral display cases for supermarkets and discount retailers; CleanroomSystems® custom-designed environmental control systems/air conditioning units for cleanrooms and other critical environments sold under the trade names HEPAir® and AdvancAir®; Wine Guardian® wine cooling systems for environmental control of residential and commercial wine cellars; IsolationAir® portable contamination control unit for health care facilities and emergency preparedness; and, HEPAiRx® ventilating room air purifiers. Air Innovations is one of the fastest growing, privately held manufacturers on the Inc. 5000. For more information about Air Innovations, visit or call 800-825-3268 (international + 1 315-452-7400).

One Comment

  1. This is practically a very good deal for wine preservation. If it’s sold for a reasonable price, I don’t see any downside to it. It’s a powerful cooling system that’s suitable for any environment, be it in a restaurant or even at home. It’s perfect for wine lovers.
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