Wine is an accessory for today’s people. Any dinner table is incomplete without a bottle of wine, and a party without wine, particularly red wine, is unthinkable. With the increased popularity of wine among the general public, the wine cellar fridge has resurfaced. A wine cooler is now required in every home. People who don’t want to keep a large wine collection prefer a small wine refrigerator with enough room for a few bottles of red and white wine. The cost of power is a problem with wine coolers.
Here are a few tips to cut the electricity cost.
Properly Clean The Condenser Coils
Dust on the condenser coils can prevent your appliance from cooling correctly, and it can impair efficiency by up to 25% if it’s extremely thick. So, at least twice a year, you should take the time to clean them. To finish the job fast and safely, follow these steps:
- Carefully unplug the gadget. Don’t stress about your wine collection warming up or thawing because it should just take a few minutes.
- Find the coils, which should appear as a metal grid running up the back of the appliance.
- Vacuum the coils gently to remove as much dust as possible.
- Remove any leftover debris and dust from the coils using a different brush.
Let Wine Bottles Cool Down
Allow wine bottles to come to room temperature before placing them in the wine cooler. Otherwise, the warmth of your just set wine bottles would cause your cooler’s temperature to rise, forcing it to work harder to cool down, increasing your energy expenses. Putting wine sauces that have been fresh out of the oven in the cooler degrades the freshness of other bottles, which must be kept at a constant temperature. Allow wine sauces and wine bottles to cool on the kitchen counter first, but don’t keep them out for more than two hours.
Close The Door As Quickly As Possible
You want to get in and out of the cooler as quickly as possible while taking wine bottles out. When you open the door of your wine cooler, cold air exits and warmer air enters. This exchange raises the temperature within the cooler, forcing it to work harder and consume more energy to return to the predetermined temperature.
Upgrade To An Energy Saver Cooler
Home appliance energy efficiency has improved dramatically in the last decade, and older cold appliances are true energy hogs when compared to newer versions. If you have an older model at home, it may be worth upgrading because it will cost you much more to operate than a newer one. Consider how much capacity you really require when you’re shopping.
Check If Doors Are Sealed
Any damage to the seals surrounding the doors of your appliance will enable warm air to enter, forcing your fridge or cooler to work harder to maintain the set temperature. Examine the seals for tears, corner warping, or even areas where the seals have hardened. You can easily replace them. It may be as simple as removing the old ones, but you may need to release several screws that hold them in place.
Apart from saving expenses, having an energy-efficient appliance is also important for the sake of our environment. Wine coolers which will use less electricity would be ecofriendly and wouldn’t directly take part in global warming.