Maintain Your Wine Cooler With These Tips

You want your wine cooler/refrigerator to have a long, ‘healthy’ life? Of course you do. What else can you store your wine in to efficiently get it to the right temperature? You want to ensure that you can increase the lifespan of your wine cooler with some simple steps. Just read them and follow… • You should ensure that you will be able to position your wine cooler in an area that is well-ventilated. You can put the cooler under the counter if it has front ventilation, but if it doesn’t, you should place it in an area (not confined) where there is 2 to 4 inches of space on each side to ensure good ventilation. • You should make sure that you have installed it properly. After you have brought it home or to your desired location, you need to let it stand in an upright position for about 24 hours before you plug it in. You should do this so that the cooler’s internal components can settle after the possible shaking they received when the cooler was being transported. • You should ensure that you don’t overload your wine cooler. If you’re going to store bottles with a variety of capacities, you should think about getting a cooler that can hold those bottles comfortably. Never force bottles to fit in there. • You should give the wine cooler an occasional cleaning, so that there won’t be a build-up of moisture or frost in certain areas of the cooler. Don’t forget to put the bottles in your wine collection in a cool, dark area while you clean out the cooler. • You should ensure that the filtration system is working well. Try to change the filters every 3 to 6 months, so that they won’t clog and create odors that will alter the quality of your wine. If you are looking for professional grade wine storage for your wine collection than give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options, we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.



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