What is your wine cooler cooling system?Thermoelectric or Compressor-Based Wine Coolers?
- Issue Time
Compressor type wine cooler
The Benefits of Compressor Cooling
Compressor wine coolers offer their own set of positives. Keep in mind the following points to help guide your search for a new wine cooler.
Compressor cooled wine refrigerators have a much more powerful cooling capacity than thermoelectric wine refrigerators, which is why most built-in units use a compressor. This is also the reason you’ll see more large-capacity units with compressor cooling functions.
Handles High Capacities:
Because of its powerful cooling, compressor cooling can handle wine refrigerators that have large wine bottle capacities. This is ideal for people with large wine collections or full wine cellars.
Adapts to Environmental Stress:
Compressor cooled wine refrigerators can better adapt to varying temperatures and extra heat loads, keeping a stable internal temperature despite environmental conditions. Consider this feature if you plan to keep your bottles in your basement or another uninsulated area.
What exactly is thermoelectric cooling?
Which is the Best Option for You?
In order to determine which wine cooler is best for your needs, you’ll have to pinpoint what your future wine cooler’s primary function will be. If you need storage for a case of wine, give or take a few bottles, a thermoelectric wine refrigerator will be the perfect option for you. If you’re looking to store a large collection for a longer amount of time, a compressor wine cooler will suit you best.
Also, if you want to build your wine cooler into your cabinetry or store it under a counter, you will be better off with a compressor cooled unit. To put it simply, you can count on thermoelectric wine coolers to be smaller capacity, meaning they will likely be freestanding units, while you can count on compressor wine coolers to be larger capacity and likely to be built-in units. This is especially important to remember if you are remodeling your kitchen to include your new purchase. That being said, remember that it is always possible to make any unit work in almost any space.