Skip to content Skip to navigation menu
Energy Efficiency Ratings for Wine Storage

Energy Efficiency Ratings for Wine Storage

Like your fridge-freezer, a wine cooler always remains on in order to keep its contents at a constant temperature. With the restructuring of the label, many wine coolers that ranked highly, at A++, are now more commonly ranking G despite no actual dip in their energy efficiency.

To accurately analyse the energy efficiency of your wine cooler, it’s advised to look and compare the number of KWH used per year to decipher the most energy efficient.

If you happen to have a wine cooler, there are ways you can ensure it’s also performing as efficiently as possible:

  • Spacing out your bottles and ensuring they’re not stacked together will allow air to circulate and the cooling mechanism to work accordingly
  • Keep the cooler at a constant temperature and avoid doing anything that would cause the temperature to drastically drop, for instance, leaving the door open.
  • Keep on top of cleaning

Shop our most Energy Efficient products


Wine Storage

Shop our most energy efficient Wine Storage, and you'll be on your way to saving money and being more energy conscious.

Shop now

Learn more about Energy Efficient products


Why has the energy label changed?

With 'A' being associated with a good rating by consumers, the addition of A+, A++ and A+++ ratings made the old system less transparent as products moved up the scale due to improvement in product efficiency. The revised A-G system has reset the scale, making it easier to understand, as well as incentivising manufacturers to product even more efficient products.

What has changed on the new label?

The scale is now between A-G, with no extensions to A+ classes anymore. The label will also feature the Union flag as opposed to the EU version post-Brexit. Some new icons have been added, and older ones adapted, to provide a more transparent insight into the products.

Which product categories are changing?

Lighting, Fridges/Freezers, Washing Machines, Washer-Dryers, Dishwashers and Wine Storage are now on the new rating system. Changes to further product categories will occur in 2026, this will include Tumble Dryers, Range Cookers and Hoods.

What do we mean by energy efficient?

If an appliance is deemed energy efficient, it operates effectively using less energy. An energy-efficient appliance saves you money and helps you live sustainably. The formula to calculate energy efficiency considers how much power an appliance uses and produces. This means we look for the product that uses the least energy to provide the right amount of power.

How do energy ratings affect your appliances?

As your appliances are fit for different purposes, their energy efficiency is assessed differently.