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A closer look at WhisperKOOL 8000 from wine cellar hq

WhisperKool 8000: A Closer Look

Are you looking to build your own wine cellar or replace your old cooling unit? There are a lot of different wine cooling systems on the market to choose from, but among our favorites is the WhisperKool 8000 series. This series has many different options to best suit your needs. Let's take a deep dive into what each option has to offer so that you can make the right decision for you and your wine.

What Kind of WhisperKool System do You Need?

There are three different types of systems available: self-contained, split, and ducted, and each type has distinct variations. Before buying your wine cooling system, consider the noise level you are comfortable with, installation needs, and how visible you would like your system to be. These questions will help you make the best choice for your personal needs.

Self-Contained System

While this is certainly the noisiest option, these systems are typically on the cheaper end of the price range. You will be able to install these systems yourself, which will also help cut the cost of keeping your wine aged to perfection. In a self-contained system, cool air is blown into your wine cellar while the hot air is absorbed and moved into an area near your cellar.

If you are not concerned with a visible system that makes some noise, this is a great option! We also suggest the self-contained system if your main priority is staying within a budget.

SC Pro 8000

This self-contained wine cooling system can cool spaces that are up to 1500 cubic feet. It is easy to install in any opening within your walls, has a digital temperature display on the front of the unit, and has a probe to measure the temperature of your wine! Our favorite feature on this unit is the audible alarm system which alerts you when the temperature restrictions are incorrect.

Extreme 8000 tiR

This system is able to cover a slightly larger area at up to 2000 cubic feet. This is a great option if your cellar is in a location with more extreme weather climates. It features several fan-speed options, a digital temperature monitor, a probe for wine temperatures, and is remote-control operated!

Extreme 8000ti

This system is similar to the Extreme 8000tiR, however, this does not feature the remote-control capability mentioned above. You will need to physically enter your cellar in order to adjust the specifications, and there are other minor differences. However, it does come with a significant price reduction in compensation.

Split System

A split system is typically the most energy-efficient cooling option and is significantly less noisy than a self-contained unit. It is important to keep in mind that this kind of cooler will require a decent amount of space and must be installed by a licensed HVAC technician. It may not be ideal for those who wish to pursue installation on their own or with smaller wine cellars.

The split system is a great middle-ground between the self-contained option and the ducted option. If you are happy with a reasonable amount of noise and value energy-efficiency, check out the split system options below.

Ceiling Mount 8000

Are you worried about your cooling system taking away from the overall aesthetic of your wine cellar? This may be the perfect choice for you! This system is installed on the ceiling of your cellar, which helps conceal it. It is able to cool up to 2000 cubic feet of space and has two fan speed options and a digital display.

Ductless Platinum Split 8000

This system is installed within your wall but has been designed with a sleek and understated grill as to not detract from the main star of the cellar – the wine! It comes with a standard digital display and an alarm system for temperature alerts. The condensing unit can be placed outside of the room, and the unit comes with a cold-weather starter kit to keep you prepared for any season. This system also comes with all the same features in a ducted option which you can read about below!

Ducted System

The best feature of a ducted system is that it does not have to be installed inside of your wine cellar. It can live up to 25 feet away from your wine and will still keep your wine safe and cool.

If you are particularly concerned with aesthetics or noise level, this type of system will be the best choice for you. While they are on the higher end of the price range, these systems are high-grade, will not be visible within your wine cellar, and will remain reliable throughout every season.

Phantom 8000

The Phantom 8000 is one of the most flexible options in terms of installation. While a licensed HVAC technician is not required to install this unit, we do recommend it for the best results. It is fully functional in temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, has a drip tray to help prevent corrosion, and can be installed with UV lighting if you choose.

Fully Ducted Extreme 8000 tiR

This option is very different from the self-contained Extreme 8000 tiR. This is the quietest of the WhisperKool 8000 systems and is able to be placed outside in even the most extreme temperatures. It is able to cool up to 2000 cubic feet of space, comes with a 50 foot cabled remote control, and has several different fan speeds.

Why We Love WhisperKool

WhisperKool's wine cooling products are durable and efficient. With multiple unit options and a focus on constant improvement, there is a unit available for everyone, and the 8000 series is the best yet! This series was created with a specific focus on making the products quieter and more functional so that your wine is more protected than ever before.

Whether you're new to the world of wine or are looking to upgrade your current system, these products do not disappoint! If you have more questions about finding the best cooling unit for your cellar, visit Wine Cellar HQ and talk to us about your needs today.

Randy Green

Randy is a true wine storage aficionado and expert in wine cellar design. He gained construction experience as a partner in a general contracting business before niching into and passionately focusing on creating wine storage solutions for clients in 2016. He takes great pride in bringing these designs to life, and is dedicated to ensuring that every wine cellar he creates is not only functional but also a beautiful addition to any home or business. The Wine Cellar HQ team also includes refrigeration sizing experts and licensed HVAC technicians to ensure optimal climate control for your wine cellar, so that your wines can age to perfection.
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