How Much Power Does A Wine Cooler Use

Wine coolers typically have a power consumption of around 100–200 watts per hour. However, the exact power consumption will depend on the size and model of the wine cooler, as well as the ambient temperature in the room. Some larger or more advanced models may have a higher power consumption, while smaller or more energy-efficient models may have a lower power consumption. It is important to check the specifications of the specific wine cooler you are considering to determine its power consumption.

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How to reduce the consumption of wine cooler?

1. Minimize the number of opening and closing doors

you can feel the cold air running out when you open the door, and a leak of cold air will definitely cause the temperature inside the wine cooler to rise.  Resulting in a long time of compression work to reaching the setting temperature, then power consumption increases.

2. SET the same temperature all year round

For electronic temperature control, there is generally a range, the compressor will automatically stop after reaching the setting temperature, while the temperature range of mechanical temperature control gear is narrow. If the starting time is long due to the high gear, the gear can be reduced, and the starting time will be significantly shortened. If - 18 ℃ is usually used instead of - - 22 ℃ in the freezing room, 30% power consumption can be saved.

When the refrigerating chamber reaches -18℃, the internal temperature of the cooler should change with the season and the external temperature. The higher the thermostat gear is, the more difficult to drop the temperature. The colder, the more difficult to fall, But the continuous operation of the lowest temperature can reach -24℃ below, At this time, the startup time is very long or even does not stop because of the large temperature difference between inside and outside and the large loss of cooling capacity.

3. Do not place the wine cooler near the heat source, and the ambient temperature should not be too high.

The ambient temperature has a direct effect on the power consumption of a wine cooler. As the ambient temperature rises, the temperature in the wine cooler decreases slowly, which will lead to longer startup time and increased power consumption.

Take the ordinary experimental data analysis, when the ambient temperature reaches 32℃, the power consumption is about twice that of 25℃, 30℃ power consumption is 1.6~1.8 times that of 25℃. Therefore, it should be placed as far away from the heat source as possible, preferably in a ventilated and shady place. In summer, some people like to put the wine cooler in the doorway where the sun shines, which will consume a lot of electricity.

4. Clean the red wine cooler regularly

First of all, we should regularly clean the filter screen of the wine cooler, which should be cleaned every 2–3 weeks. Remove the panel, pull out the air filter, clean the air filter. Put the air filter under the tap to wash. Because the filter is made of plastic frame and polyester silk, it can not be cleaned with hot water above 40℃ to prevent shrinkage and deformation. After cleaning, it is not allowed to bake with fire. The water of the filter can be thrown dry or dried naturally, and then inserted into the panel for installation.

The cooling fin of the condenser of the wine cooler should be cleaned of dust. The cooling fin of the condenser is formed by inserting 0.12 mm aluminum sheet into the copper tube and expanding the tube. It cannot withstand collision. If the cooling fin is damaged, it will affect the heat exchange effect of the wine cooler and reduce the cooling (heat) efficiency.

Pay attention to protect the refrigeration system of the wine cooler. If the components or connecting pipes of the refrigeration system are damaged, the refrigerant will leak, and the wine cooler cannot be cooled. 

5. Do not put hot items in the wine cooler

If hot items are put into the wine cooler, it will cause the temperature in the cooler to rise and increase the power consumption. If conditions permit, the best way is to put them into the wine cooler when they are naturally cooled to normal temperature.

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