In this article, we’re going to be discussing how exactly you can reduce the in a . This is so that you can keep your in a cool environment, which is conducive to maintaining its condition.
Now, it might seem a little odd to think that minimizing is such a big deal. As a general rule, the your is, the less volatile the air will be, and the less will appear inside the itself.
You can tell if a is too humid, because the back wall of the unit will attract , and water droplets will form and drip onto the bottom panel of the unit.
So how can you reduce the ? within your
Although this video describes how to eliminate mold in a conventional refrigerator, the same solutions apply to a wine fridge:
However, here are some basic proven methods that you can implement:
1) Store your in a dry, cool environment
This is one of the simplest, yet most effective ways to reduce internal . It works because it means that if external air is somehow getting into the unit, that air is not hot, and therefore cannot increase . within your
One of the best locations to keep your is in a , as they are known for their . Additionally, your kitchen is still a great environment, for as long as the is not in direct view of sunlight.
2) Understand your controls
Another more obvious tip on the list, it’s understanding the controls on your . , because a lot of them actually have controls. If this means referring to the unit’s instruction manual one evening, we highly recommend making that time investment to learn everything there is to know about controlling your
3) Don’t open your more than necessary
Opening your (and leaving it open) regularly will cause warm air to enter the unit, causing and to form, which increases the .
Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you’re not opening the unit too often. Additionally, the environment that the unit is stored in will also have an impact on this, which is why we recommend positioning the . in a dry, cool environment, such as a
For most people, they’re opening their to either replenish or remove , so with some preparation, this can usually be done at the same time.
4) Use a desiccant dehumidifier
Another effective way to minimize internal . As the name suggests, the main purpose of this product is to reduce , so it’s perfect for the task. is to simply use a desiccant dehumidifier, which can easily be placed on the inside of the
Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, we’ve addressed some of the most common questions that we receive about reducing humidity in a wine fridge.
What happens if you see mold forming in your ?
If you’re beginning to see mold forming in your wine fridge, it simply means that there is too much and in the , and therefore you’ll want to follow these instructions to resolve the situation:
- Remove all of your from the and store the bottles in a cool, dark environment for the time being.
- Turn your off and unplug it from the mains supply, especially whilst cleaning.
- Spray some bleach (if in sprayable form) on the area where mold is forming, or use a cloth/sponge with some bleach, and begin to wipe the area, making sure that the bleach is in surplus, covering the mold itself.
- Leave for a few minutes and then test to see if the mold is loosening
- Once the mold is loose enough, remove it with a cloth
- Use a fresh damp cloth, to wipe the area to remove any excess bleach
- Dry the area using a paper towel (avoid a towel unless you’re sure all of the bleach has been removed).