Many are not aware of the versatile range of cooling systems that WhisperKOOL offers. You may also not be aware of what our products can do, or the versatile application options for each different wine cellar cooling unit. With that in mind, we’ve created a new blog series to showcase WhisperKOOL cooling units and explain their features.
To start, we’re featuring one of our most powerful units: the Phantom series. These fully ducted and self-contained units have a plethora of installation options and offer powerful cooling for larger cellars.
The WhisperKOOL Phantom Series
The Phantom series is a large, self-contained, fully ducted unit. First, we’ll explain what these terms mean in the context of WhisperKOOL units.
Self-contained means that the two essential parts of a wine cellar cooling unit—the evaporator unit and the condensing unit—share a single housing. (Split systems, on the other hand, separate the condensing unit and evaporator unit.) Many self-contained WhisperKOOL units mount through a wall, with the evaporator side venting cool air into the wine cellar and the condenser side venting hot exhaust air into an adjacent room such as a utility room.
The Phantom, on the other hand, is also fully ducted. Fully ducted units do not mount inside the cellar. They can be mounted anywhere within 25 duct feet of the cellar. The cool evaporator air will be ducted into the cellar, and the hot exhaust air from the condenser will be ducted elsewhere, usually outside via exterior vents.
Features of the WhisperKOOL Phantom Series
The first and most obvious benefit of a fully ducted self-contained unit is the ducting options. The Phantom series is unique, as technicians can run the ducting from the top or either side of these units.
Other features of the Phantom unit include:
– Remote KDT Plus controller: This flat-panel digital control mounts outside the cellar, allowing you to monitor the temperature of your cellar and control your Phantom cooling unit without needing to step inside.
– Compatibility with WhisperKOOL’s 24-volt thermostat conversion kit: WhisperKOOL’s 24-volt conversion kit is available as an add-on at the time of purchase with Phantom units. This kit replaces the WhisperKOOL bottle probe and KDT Plus controller. The customer will need to select and purchase a 24-volt thermostat of their choice to control their unit. A smart thermostat such as Nest, Ecobee, or Honeywell may be selected.
– Corrosion-resistant drip tray: WhisperKOOL units have stainless steel drip trays which resist corrosion. Pan tabs are also available on select units to prevent the build-up of microbial growth and mold.
Benefits of Fully Ducted Self-Contained Units
The main advantage of fully ducted self-contained wine cellar cooling systems is flexibility. These units offer more flexible installation options than non-ducted self-contained units. If you have limited cellar space and require a powerful cooling unit, the Phantom is an excellent choice. The Phantom unit works well when installed in an attic or in an adjacent utility room. From there, ducts carry the cool air into the room. Ducts also move the hot exhaust air to a safe location. The Phantom’s blower orientations ensure that your installing technician will have numerous installation options.
Stay tuned to our blog for other WhisperKOOL product showcases. If you have any questions about this unit, please contact our sales team at 1 (800) 343-9463, ext. 802. You can also visit our new website for more product information. Thank you for being a WhisperKOOL customer.