Keeping wine at ideal temperatures is obviously a critical element to success for any operations featuring a wine list. That being said, there are different ways to refrigerate wine, and this requires refrigerant.
Refrigerant is a substance used to lower temperatures, but there are a range of options to consider. Some are more efficient and eco-friendly than others.
Hydrofluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons have a heavy impact on the environment, for example. They are known to contribute to ozone depletion and are less efficient than other options.
Other more environmentally-friendly options like R600a can have the opposite effects. R600a is a refrigerant-grade isobutane -- a natural refrigerant -- that has a range of benefits over hydrofluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons.
* Does not impact the ozone or contribute to the Green House Effect
* Can reduce energy costs with 20 percent greater efficiency rates
* Has better performance and cooling capabilities
Guess which wine refrigerator uses R600a?
In addition, the Wine Column Refrigerator also uses an advanced, digital touchscreen technology and a variable speed compressor to allow for greater ease-of-use and quieter operation. This reduces vibration levels, which can adversely impact that quality of wine.