Recessed Ceiling Mount 1/4 Ton 3000Scmr-EC #32032
CellarPro Ceiling Mount Recessed 3000Scmr-EC (P/N 32032). NOW WITH ENERGY-EFFICIENT EC FANS! CellarPro engineered the Ceiling Mount Mini-Split 3000Scmr-EC cooling system to provide maximum cooling power and adjustable humidity control with a ceiling-mounted evaporator that can be recessed in the ceiling and therefore hidden from view. The condensing unit can be configured for indoor or exterior installations, and the evaporator includes a variable-speed fan with a low setting for quieter operation and a high setting for maximum power.
All air-cooled refrigeration equipment requires fresh air intake to dissipate the heat generated by the cooling unit. The condensing unit must be installed outside the cellar in a location that provides ample space and access to fresh air.
CellarPro's 3000Scmr-EC Recessed Ceiling Mount split cooling system features an evaporator (1/4 Ton Nominal) that is designed to be recessed in the ceiling. This unit is suitable for wine cellars up to 600* cubic feet in both commercial and residential wine cellars.
Performance testing shows that this unit maintains optimal cellar temperature and humidity conditions in extreme conditions up to 110F more effectively than similar units from competing brands. 3000Scmr-EC units use energy-efficient EC fans in the evaporator and are significantly quieter than comparable units from other manufacturers.
All ceiling-mount units include our remote display with 20-feet of low-voltage wiring (additional wiring available upon request) and an integrated condensate pump as standard equipment. Visit our Learning Center for data tables, performance charts and product comparisons among different brands.
*The cellar size assumes that the cellar is constructed with a proper vapor barrier, insulation of R19 or better in all walls and ceiling (ie no glass or uninsulated concrete), a setpoint of 55F inside the cellar and ambient temperatures up to 85F outside the cellar.
Our cooling units are designed to be used in properly-constructed wine cellars that are adequately insulated, airtight and sealed with a vapor barrier. In improperly-constructed cellars, the cooling unit will create excess condensation, leading to damage and premature failure of your cooling unit (not covered by warranty).
- Now with energy-efficient EC Fans on the cold side, save $72.04 in annual energy costs vs AC fans (assumes 75% runtime and $0.15/kWh)
- This unit is designed to separate the heat and noise from the condensing unit from interior living spaces, and can be configured to operate indoors or outdoors in extreme temperature conditions ranging from -20 to 110F.
- Our Evaporators are built with high-output centrifugal fans which include variable speed settings for your choice of maximum cooling power at the high fan speed, or quieter operation (54 decibels) at the low fan speed.
- Adjustable humidity control combines a high-output compressor with flexible fan cycles to maintain a recommended level of moisture inside your cellar.
- Extra-large coils generate maximum cooling power inside the cellar.
- Excess condensate is managed through an internal integrated condensate pump and a 1/4" drain line that exits from a choice of knockouts in the evaporator. The pump has automatic overflow protection.
- Commercial-grade Electrofin coating protects the evaporator coils from leaks and corrosion.
- Remote LED display panel and digital programmable controls includes 20-feet of wiring and can be mounted inside or outside the cellar.
- Quick-chill mode, and auto-defrost cycle provide convenient solutions to common cellar needs.
- Temperature set point range is 47F to 62F when the cooling unit is properly sized.
- Unit operates with minimal vibrations and less noise than comparable units from competitors.
- Audible and visual alarms and maintenance-needed indicator protect the cooling unit and the wine cellar.
- Multiple knockouts and access points ensure easy installation.
- Common dedicated 15-amp circuit is required to power the unit.
- Factory-installed Expansion Valve and Liquid Line Solenoid Valve (optional) ensure maximum operating precision and range.
- Refrigerant access valve provides access to the internal components for servicing and repair.
- Sight Glass and Liquid Line Filter/Drier are included for easy installation and maintenance.
- Oversized Receiver allows for long line sets up to 100 equivalent feet and up to 30 vertical feet.
- Auto-reset high-pressure switch protects the system by interrupting power to the compressor when system pressure is too high.
- Evaporator and Condensing Unit are factory-pressurized and shipped with dry nitrogen to ensure leak-free installation.
- CellarPro's 2-Year/5-Year Warranty, the most thorough in the industry, protects the unit against manufacturing defects.
- An optional Extended Warranty (P/N 31489) is available for additional protection.
- ETL Tested and Certified to rigorous UL Standards for safety.
- CellarPro Split 3000Scmr-EC units are designed to be installed with the evaporator recessed in the ceiling above the cellar, and the condensing unit in a remote location.
- Our Split refrigeration systems offer a choice of wiring:
- The Condensing unit can be electronically controlled by and wired to the Evaporator (single power source on the Evaporator side). A compressor heater is included to prevent off-cycle refrigerant migration to the compressor, and allows the Condensing unit to be used in temperatures down to 20F, or down to -20F with the addition of our fan cycling switch. This configuration requires a 15-amp dedicated circuit breaker for 3000Scmr and 4000Scmr systems, and a 25-amp dedicated circuit breaker for 6000Scmr and 8000Scmr-EC systems.
- The Condensing unit can be controlled by a Solenoid valve (dual power source, one each to the primary Evaporator and Condensing units.) A compressor heater is included to prevent off-cycle refrigerant migration to the compressor, and allows the Condensing unit to be used in temperatures down to 20F. We do not recommend using this configuration when the condensing unit will be exposed to temperatures below 20F. This configuration requires the primary evaporator to be wired to a 15-amp circuit breaker, and the condensing unit to be wired to a dedicated 15-amp circuit breaker for 3000Scmr and 4000Scmr systems, a dedicated 20-amp circuit breaker for 6000Scmr systems, and a dedicated 25-amp circuit breaker for 8000Scmr-EC systems
- The condensing unit requires 12 inches of unobstructed space in front of the coils, and requires approx. 600-700 CFM of ventilation when installed in a confined space.
- For outdoor installations, we offer an outdoor hood to protect the condensing unit from weather.
- The evaporators should never be exposed to temperatures below 32F.
- Access to the bottom of each evaporator is required for installation.
- All split systems must be installed and charged on site by a qualified HVAC professional. Line-set equivalent feet must be calculated in accordance with ASHRAE guidelines; refer to our Line Sizing Chart for more information.
- A CellarPro cooling unit must always be used in the upright position, and should never be operated on its side or upside down.
- We ship these units strapped to a pallet via common carrier with curbside delivery. Inside delivery is available for an additional charge.
- To activate your warranty, you must complete and return our Installation Checklist.
Specs & Resources
Condensing Unit Dimensions:
- 42 lbs
- 13 1/2w x 18 7/8d x 9 1/8h
Evaporator Unit Dimensions:
- 65 lbs
- 35 3/4w x 14 1/4d x 12 7/8h
Shipping Weight: 161 lbs
115V AC / 60 Hz
- Startup: 28.2 Amps
- Common dedicated 15-amp circuit is required to power the unit.
- Unit Amp Rating: 5.7 Amps (high fan speed)
- Total Watts: 459 (med fan speed)
BTUH @ 55F / Evaporator Decibels
- Low Fan Speed: 2253 BTUH / 51 dbA
- Medium Fan Speed: 2605 BTUH / 55 dbA
- High Fan Speed: 2720 / 63 dbA
- 1/4 Ton Nominal
Condensing Unit Decibels
- Indoor: 64
- Outdoor: 62
Sizing Table: Click here to view sizing table
- Warranty Overview
- Limited Warranty - 2 Years (Entire System).
- To activate your warranty, you must complete and return our Split Installation Checklist.
- Optional Extended Warranty sold separately.
Click on one of the following links for more information:
- Spec Sheet
- Sizing Table
- Monthly Operating Cost
- Cut Sheets
- Framing Diagram
- Line Sizing Chart
- Configuration Options
- Wiring Diagram - Dual Power/ Valve Control
- Wiring Diagram - Single Power / Electronic Control
- Refrigerant Piping Diagram
- Refrigerant Piping Handbook
- Owner's Manual
- Installation Checklist
Options & Upgrades
- Compressor Heater #35605: protects the compressor from off-cycle refrigerant migration. Included
- Fan Cycling Switch #6972: supports the unit in temperatures below 20F and as low as 0F (Valve Control) or -20F (Electronic Control).
- Outdoor Hood #1766: allows you to install the condensing unit outdoors.
Filters & Grills
- Use our filter & grill guide to find the cooling unit filter or duct filter and/or duct grill that is appropriate for your cooling unit.
- Refer to filter replacements in the previous section.
- Evap Fresh #17984: Should be sprayed on the evaporator (cold-side) coils once a quarter, especially when the evaporator coils frequently have condensation, to extend the life of the evaporator coils and to reduce the growth of mold in the drain pan.
- Condenser Brush #1475: With a long handle and stiff bristles, the brush is ideal for cleaning off the dust and dirt that collect on the hot-side condenser coils, especially when a filter isn't used on the coils.
Remote Control & Probe
- Bottle Probe #1434: this remote thermostat with a 10-foot cord overrides the thermostat on the face of the evaporator, and allows it to monitor air or liquid temperatures at various locations inside the cellar.
- Bottle Probe Extension Cords available in 25-foot (#1780) and 50-foot (#1781) lengths.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nobody protects your wine cellar better than CellarPro Cooling Systems! In the event your cooling unit fails and the failed components are covered by our warranty, we'll send a replacement cooling unit to you per the terms of our Replacement Unit Program
CellarPro Replacement Unit Program
If your CellarPro cooling unit fails and the parts that failed are still covered by warranty, we'll send a replacement cooling unit to you, as follows:
- Your cooling unit must be registered at CellarPro
- Your cooling unit must have been properly sized, installed and maintained
- Your cooling unit may not have been permanently modified, damaged or disfigured
- Replacement units are factory-refurbished cooling units with a similar build date as your original unit
- You are responsible for the shipping cost to send the replacement unit to you and return the original unit to us, and the cost (if any) to remove the original unit and install the replacement unit
- In order to send a replacement unit, we require a deposit, which will be refunded minus shipping costs upon the return and pending the inspection of the original unit
- If the original unit failed due to improper intallation or use, the failure is not covered by warranty and we will deduct the cost of the repairs from the refund of your deposit
A: You should always use Sensible BTUH* when comparing different brands of cooling units, and when sizing a cooling unit for your wine cellar. Every cooling unit produces a certain amount of Total BTUH, which is the sum of Sensible BTUH (lowers the temperature) and Latent BTUH (lowers the relative humidity). Because our goal is to cool wine cellars while preserving humidity, wine cellar cooling units should have high Sensible BTUH and low Latent BTUH. The relationship between Sensible and Latent BTUHs is know as SHR (Sensible Heat Ratio), which is calculated as Sensible BTUH/Total BTUH. The SHR for CellarPro cooling units is greater than 90%, which means that CellarPro units provide maximum cooling power without stripping out humidity from the cellar environment.
*CellarPro Sensible BTUHs are calculated assuming 55F cellar temperature, 60% relative humidity and 95F ambient for all units except 1800 units (85F ambient).
What's the difference between a split system and "through the wall" or "self-contained" systems?
A: Split systems are "split" into two parts: the cold side (evaporator) which usually is installed inside the cellar, and the hot side (condensing unit) which is installed away from the cellar. The benefit of having this split is that the heat and noise from the condensing unit can be located far away from living spaces where it won't interfere with day-to-day life.
Are split systems more difficult to install than self-contained systems?
A: Yes. Split systems require installation by a licensed HVAC technician, whereas a self-contained unit can be mounted through-the-wall and is shipped fully charged and operational out of the box.
What's the difference between valve control and electronic control? Which is better?
A: The biggest difference between valve and electronic control is that, with electronic control, the condensing unit receives power directly from the evaporator, whereas with vavle control, the condensing unit is independently powered, and turns on/off based on the solenoid valve. Valve control is more common in the industry, and benefits from not having to run a power line from the evaporator to the condensing unit, but cannot operate in temperatures below 0F. Electronic control offers more precision, and allows the condensing unit to be placed in temperatures down to -20F (with the addition of a compressor heater and fan cycling switch.)
Can the evaporator be located in a remote location and ducted to/from the wine cellar?
A: Unlike the 3000S and 4000S cooling units, these ceiling mount evaporators cannot be located remotely from the cellar and ducted; they must be installed inside the cellar.
Can I install the entire unit inside the cellar?
A: No, the condensing unit must be located outside the cellar.
If I don't have sufficient space around the condensing unit, is that Ok?
A: The condensing unit generates hot air that must have sufficient space to dissipate, otherwise the unit will recycle its own hot air. The condensing unit cannot be ducted; it requires 12 inches of unobstructed space in front of the coils, and requires approx. 600-700 CFM of ventilation when installed in a confined space.
Does the evaporator include flare connections, or will I need to braze the connections to the line-set?
A: Flare connections are much more prone to leaks, and have been phased out over the years, replaced by fully-brazed connections. This is driven by the EPA and the focus on minimizing refrigerant leaks into the atmosphere.
Does the unit really need a dedicated circuit?
A: First, the background. Unlike our competitors, we build our cooling units with precision expansion valves, not cap tubes, which means that our cooling units aren't limited to a 30F differential between the desired cellar temperature and the ambient temperature. Cooling systems with expansion valves are much more precise than cap tubes, and much more sensitive to low voltage conditions, which is why our units require dedicated circuits. When we say "dedicated circuit", we mean that the circuit shouldn't have any items that require heavy draws of electricity - eg other appliances, vacuum cleaners, big-screen TVs, blow-dryers - on the same circuit as the cooling unit. Lighting, computers or other low-draw items shouldn't be a problem on the same circuit.
Ratings & Reviews
Custom wine room - easy install
by Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC - Jeff S -
We purchased two of these unit for clients building custom wine rooms. Was for the White wine and the other for the red. They have been very easy to install and the inside portion looks really nice. We would recommend for HVAC contractors looking for a great solution to wine room builds.
by Diamond HVAC -
The best brand with the best Wine Cooling equipment!
by Wilian Ramos -
Recessed Ceiling Mount Split System
by Adrienne -
The variable fan speed is definitely a game changer. At medium and especially low fan speed it is significantly quieter than the WhisperKOOL units. At high fan speed I’m guessing it’s pretty similar (I don’t have a unit to check it alongside). I know WhisperKOOL has recently introduced a two speed fan option so am curious how that might stack up but I’m thinking that at 3 speeds this might be a better option.