Step 5: Which different cooling techniques do you have
A Peltier system is often cheaper. This system is often used for the smaller wine coolers and is quiet, vibration-free and does not use coolants. It cools down to a maximum of 15 degrees (relative to the ambient temperature) and generally consumes more energy. The Peltier system is not suitable for built-in installation. In addition, it may not be placed on a heat source (such as a radiator or other refrigerator) or in direct sunlight. Provide a free space of 10cm all around for good ventilation.
+ Vibration free
+ Does not use coolant
- Consumes a lot of energy
- Because of the energy consumption the system produces a lot of heat, this makes the cabinet not suitable for built-in installation.
- Lasts less long
A compressor works a bit like the cooling system of a refrigerator. The vibrations of the wine refrigerator are therefore comparable to a refrigerator. Coolant evaporates and thus extracts heat from the environment. As a result, your wine is always at the right temperature! This system is often used for the larger wine climate cabinets.
+ Cools very well
+ Large temperature range
+ Suitable for built-in installation
+ Long lifespan
- More expensive
- Because of the coolant less environmentally friendly
- Vibrates through the compressor, not pleasant for storing wine longer
Two liquids are combined to cool the wine. The wine cooler does not need a compressor to cool and is therefore vibration-free. This makes a wine cooler with absorption cooling perfect for storing wine for a longer period of time to mature and age (wine storage cabinet).
+ Very suitable to use wine for a longer period of time
+ Cooling by liquid, so less use of electricity
- More expensive
- Cools less well at high temperature
- Cools relatively slowly
Help selecting & advice
Step 1: Store or cool wine
Step 2: How many temperature zones
Step 3: How many wine bottles
Step 4: Placement of wine cabinet
Step 5: Different cooling techniques
Step 6: Air Quality
Step 7: Convenient additional functions
Tip: Best serving & storage temperature