How noisy is a wine cooler?
Most wine cooler cabinets generate a noise level around 35-45 decibels (dB). In comparison, a dishwasher in use is around 45-50 dB and a standard modern fridge about 35 dB.
Generally speaking, wine coolers produces slightly more noise than regular refrigerators. This is because of their greater need to maintain a constant temperature. The vast majority of wine coolers on the market consist of a compressor, a refrigerant circuit and a system of fans.
Acoustic considerations If you're building a new house it's a good idea to consider the acoustics and sound right from the start of your planning. There is a wealth of sound dampening materials available on the market that won't break your budget. Your contractor or local building supplier will be able to guide you through these.
For the rest of us, there are also a number of handy tricks and tips. A handclap test is a quick way to ascertain the acoustic "behaviour" of a space. Clap loudly in a room and listen for how much reverberation there is in the echo. It doesn't take more than a second before it will be perceived as bothersome.
Lastly, there's also valuable advice about how to design your interior to accommodate your wine cabinet cooler. Some of the advice takes the form of general observations while other advice applies to more specific situations.
Sources that enhance acoustics:
- Carpets, thick curtains and other thick fabrics absorb sound.
- Furniture, paintings and decorative items can dampen reverberations.
- Use sound-absorbing materials when building, especially in high rooms.
What is the best way I can reduce the noise of my wine cooler?
Do you offer installation?
For Caso, La sommeliere, Avintage and Climadiff we offer that service for £50.
Do you deliver the unit to where it needs to be positioned?
Yes for £50. You can add that service here.
Do you deliver outside of the UK?
Yes please email email@example.com and we can get you a quote for delivery outside of the UK.
Do you have a showroom?
We are an online only retailer at the moment. This allows us to be competitive and offer the best possible service. We may look into opening a showroom in the future though.
What's the difference between built in and Integrated?
Integrated units sit flush with your kitchen units. Creating a sleek modern finish. But will require installation. Built in units have a slight gap either side of them and fit in between your kitchen units. They don't require installation.