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Welcome to Runnymede HVAC, your specialist in wine storage climate solutions. We understand how important it is to maintain optimal environmental conditions for your wine cellar, wine wall, or wine cabinet. Improper storage environments can lead to sudden and unpredictable aging and deterioration of wine quality, particularly due to temperature fluctuations. With our expertise, we ensure constant, stable, and reliable conditions for your wine storage.
At Runnymede HVAC, we collaborate with trusted manufacturers such as Friax, Wine Guardian, and Panasonic to provide the perfect solution for your project. Whether you need assistance with wine storage design, installation, servicing, maintenance, or equipment repair, our professionals are here to help.
Exciting news! We now offer a remote monitoring service for wine storage. With this innovative service, you can have complete confidence that your wine is stored in the best possible condition. Details can be found in our Wine Cellar Service and Maintenance section below.
You can trust Runnymede HVAC for all your wine cellar cooling and humidity control needs. Our comprehensive services ensure that your wine remains in optimal condition throughout its storage journey.
Long term wine storage
Typically between 12 – 14 degrees centigrade
Ideally between 50% – 70%
Long term consistency in the storage conditions
Temperature: High or low temperatures can effect the properties of the liquid and cause degradation of the wine quality. It is recommended that for long term preservation, wine is stored at between 12 – 14 degrees centigrade. Of course, desired short-time and serving temperatures will vary.
Stability: However, stability of the temperature is also important for long-term wine storage. Heating and cooling will cause expansion and contraction of the liquid within the bottle. This can push the wine aroma out through the cork and conversely suck new air back through the cork again when the liquid cools. To preserve the long term quality of the wine, it is important that frequent temperature fluctuations do not cause this process to happen frequently.
Humidity: Finally, the impact of humidity can be easily overlooked in wine storage, but the effects are important to consider. Too much humidity (humidity above 70%) can cause mould to form on the corks, and degrade the labels and glue. Too little humidity (below 50%) will lead to the corks drying out resulting in a loss of liquid and the subsequent deterioration of the wine.
We work with specialist mechanical equipment which is designed to ensure the ideal wine storage conditions.
SPECIALIST ENGINEER’s TO
Help at every stage
Our team of specialist and fully qualified engineers is here to assist you at every stage of your project. We offer comprehensive support, from designing customized systems that perfectly fit your space and requirements, to expertly installing and fitting the equipment. Our services also encompass ongoing maintenance, servicing, and meticulous performance monitoring. We have extensive experience collaborating closely with architects, consultants, equipment suppliers, and manufacturers to ensure exceptional results. With over 15 years of expertise in designing, installing, and maintaining mechanical wine cellar equipment, you can trust us to provide industry-leading service.
across London and the South
Our specialist team is based in Yateley, Hampshire and we operate across London the south of England.
We regularly work in the following counties; Greater London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Essex. Although we do travel further on request.
concealed wine cooling solutions with
At Runnymede HVAC, we believe in engineering solutions that harmoniously blend functionality with aesthetics. While our expertise lies in creating the perfect temperature and humidity conditions for wine storage, we understand that the visual appeal is equally significant. We collaborate closely with architects, interior designers, and joiners to develop innovative and custom design solutions, ensuring that equipment and vents are discreetly integrated and seamlessly hidden. We recognize that every wine storage area is unique, and we encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your specific requirements.
RELIABLE CLIMATE CONTROL
Designed for your Style
At Runnymede HVAC, our goal is to craft stunning wine storage spaces that seamlessly blend beauty and functionality. Each project receives a unique and customized design solution, developed in close collaboration with your project team. We offer solutions for various wine storage spaces, ranging from traditional wine cellars to elegant glass cabinets and contemporary wine walls. Our reliable cooling equipment is expertly concealed, employing discreet vents and grilles that facilitate proper air circulation while effortlessly complementing your space and aesthetic. Explore our wine project portfolio below to find inspiration and discover examples of our recent work.
Servicing & Maintenance
Maintaining a stable temperature is paramount in wine storage, and regular planned maintenance of your equipment is crucial to ensure reliability. Our expert engineers are trained to proactively identify potential common faults before they arise and optimize the system’s efficiency. We provide comprehensive maintenance services, available as either a one-time visit or as part of a tailored maintenance plan designed to meet your specific needs and systems.
At Runnymede HVAC, we offer service and maintenance plans for a range of systems, including Friax, Wine Guardian, Panasonic, and other leading manufacturers in the industry.
Our flexible maintenance plans, include service visits at a frequency defined by your equipment and usage. We will contact you when services are due to arrange a convenient time to access the system.
During our routine wine cellar service visits, we conduct comprehensive checks and cleaning of filters, fan coils, condensate pumps, and drains — all of which are common culprits for issues. Additionally, we perform thorough cleaning, functional checks, and refrigerant tests to ensure optimal performance.
Planned maintenance reduces the risk of faults developing and unexpected breakdowns. However, should any problems occur we prioritise our existing maintenance contract holders so we can get an engineer to attend site as soon as possible.
Remote Monitoring Services
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Remote Monitoring services, powered by SensorPush technology. This cutting-edge solution is perfectly suited for specialized environments like wine cellars, where precise and stable temperature and humidity levels are crucial.
Our discreet and compact sensors utilize Swiss precision to capture accurate temperature and humidity readings every minute. These sensors can store data for up to two weeks, ensuring a comprehensive record of your wine cellar’s conditions.
The wifi connectivity gateway seamlessly connects to the internet, allowing real-time climate data from the sensor(s) to be transmitted to Runnymede HVAC’s digital systems, where it will be monitored by expert engineers. Furthermore, we offer the option to install an app on your smartphone, tablet, or home management system, providing you with instant access to the real-time data feed.
Temperature and Humidity Alerts: Alerts are set to inform our engineers if the temperature or humidity is outside of the expected range. This enables us to quickly identify an under performing system, alert a named contact, and get a specialist engineer to you if necessary.
Regular checks on Performance Trends: Long term data trends can be analysed by an experienced engineer to identify potential issues before they become a critical fault, provide insights into ongoing equipment performance, and ensure that any alerts have been fully resolved.