Is it necessary to insulate concrete walls?

Customers frequently ask if it’s Ok to build a wine cellar in a basement with concrete walls.  The answer is: as long as the concrete is sealed and the concrete walls are below grade, you can use uninsulated concrete walls in your cellar. But, pay attention to the thermal load in the cellar, which will rise significantly in warmer climates.

Te following table summarizes thermalsload under various conditions and configurations of below-grade wine cellars:

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