Wine Cooler Noise And Efficiency
Wine coolers run on either thermoelectric or compressor systems. The differences between the two are based on energy levels as well as noise levels. The type you choose will depend solely on the size unit you need as well as your budget. Here are the features and benefits of each:
Thermoelectric: Pushes electricity through a heat pump, pulling heat out of the cooler and keeping the cool air inside.
- More energy efficient than compressor systems
- Because it uses a different cooling system, it will take longer to cool wine than a compressor system
- Usually has less capacity for bottle storage
Compressor: Compressor cools air by pushing chemical refrigerant through coils down the unit as soon as it detects that the temperature has increased inside.
- System works more like a standard refrigerator
- Heavier than thermoelectric due to compressor unit
- Cools wine rapidly
Styles Of Wine Cooler
There are two styles of wine coolers available: freestanding and built-in. Determining which is right for you will depend on your kitchen layout,
budget and overall needs.
- Free standing: Portable and easy to use in any room in the house, these units feature either rear or side vents, which means they require room to breathe and shouldnt be installed into cabinetry. This is ideal if you aren’t planning to undergo a remodel.
- Built-in: Made to be installed into cabinetry, these units feature front venting.