What Makes Transtherm Unique

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Transtherm® Technology

Unlike most other cellars, Transtherm Castel and Ermitage cellars are equipped for both cooling and heating—perfect for use in colder climates or regions with a wide variation in seasonal temperatures. The digital thermostat allows you to set and monitor your collection at the touch of a button. Its humidity control system not only reduces excess humidity, but also allows you to increase the humidity level by adding water to the system. Select from the Ermitage with one temperature zone or the Castel with three temperature zones, perfect for storage, chilling, and red wine service. Each unit is backed by a 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty on the compressor. Note: All Transtherms, (except the loft), come with two fixed shelves, one sliding, and a half shelf at the bottom.

Reinforced Insulation

The walls of our cabinets are made of three successive thermal barriers. The internal walls are made of strong and odorless insulating shock resistant polystyrene, which absorbs any vibrations from the compressor. The robust and aesthetically decorative exterior walls are reinforced at the corners by insulating sections. The 4.5cm thick high density expanded foam which is injected, ensures optimal insulation. Transtherm cabinets thus have a rigidity adapted to wine bottle storage and thermal stability worthy of the best natural cellars.

Automatic Temperature Control

When the ambient temperature rises above the ideal wine conservation temperature, a cold circuit, driven by a very slow cycle compressor mounted on silent-blocks, come into action. The cold circuit coil, made of aluminium, is within the aluminium back wall of the cabinet, for a better temperature distribution. In the case of a drop of temperature, an electrical resistance, which is also within the back wall, will come into action and automatically increase the temperature.

Adapted Humidity

Bottle corks need specific hygrometric conditions in order not to dry out. The thermal pump (a Transtherm exclusivity) allows hot humid air to be obtained automatically. Natural condensation on the back wall records a hygrometric value between 55%-80%.

Absence of Vibration

Choosing slow and balanced compressors, as well as disassociating them from the cabinet's body, allows the elimination of all residual vibrations.

Thermal Pump

The thermal pump process, (a Transtherm exclusivity), by heating the condensed water, allows the introduction of humid air within the cabinet and considerably increases the hygrometry value between 55%-80%. This principle gives the cabinet natural ventilation and constant air circulation.

Thermal Regulation

Transtherm® cabinets are equipped with a temperature regulation system using liquid bulb thermostats, specifically designed for this purpose. The sensitivity and precision of these thermostats operates either the cold or hot circuit at the right moment, and as quickly as possible, in order to maintain, with an external temperature between 0-35°C (32-86°F), a maximum temperature variation of 1.5°C inside the wine cabinet. All Transtherm cabinets are equipped with a temperature setting and control panel, featuring a liquid crystal temperature display.

Temperature Zones

Separate compartments are for chilling (bottom compartment) and bringing wine to room temperature (top compartment).

When the ambient temperature rises above the ideal wine conservation temperature, a cold circuit, driven by a very slow cycle compressor mounted on silent-blocks, come into action. The cold circuit coil, made of aluminium, is within the aluminium back wall of the cabinet, for a better temperature distribution. In the case of a drop of temperature, an electrical resistance, which is also within the back wall, will come into action and automatically increase the temperature.

Transtherm® cabinets are equipped with a temperature regulation system using liquid bulb thermostats, specifically designed for this purpose. The sensitivity and precision of these thermostats operates either the cold or hot circuit at the right moment, and as quickly as possible, in order to maintain, with an external temperature between 0-35°C (32-86°F), a maximum temperature variation of 1.5°C inside the wine cabinet. All Transtherm cabinets are equipped with a temperature setting and control panel, featuring a liquid crystal temperature display.

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