I can’t tell you how many calls I get where some one is having an issue with their cooling unit
My first question to them is: “Have you been doing the scheduled Maintenance” ……….. Crickets………..
Wine Cellar Cooling Maintenance may not be the first thing you want to do on a Saturday morning, but it doesn’t have to be big chore either. What I recommend doing is accomplishing it in an afternoon or evening over a glass of wine, this makes it less painful.
First steps are to follow the manufacturers recommendations which are located in your owner’s manual. If you don’t have your owner’s manual, because the dog ate it, or you are not the one who put in the unit, then go to your manufacturers website and download it, or find it on Google.
From there following the scheduled maintenance will create longevity in your wine cellar cooling unit, allowing it to perform for many years to come, protecting your wine and allowing it to age for the future.
I like to clean off my condenser every 3 months. Set a schedule in your google calendar or have Alexa remind you, gotta love technology! Again, depending on your cooling unit and its manufacturer, there may be different guidelines. For me, its cleaning any filters or replacing, vacuuming off condenser (be gentle so you don’t bend the cooling fins), and cleaning out your condensate drain and tray from any mineral build up.
Trust me, by following the simply guidelines, which should take less than 30 minutes will bear fruit……….see what I did there.
On a serious note, you will be rewarded for your wine cellar cooling unit maintenance efforts and help avoid the expensive repair or replacement costs of your wine cellar cooling unit.