LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Haier, a global leader in consumer electronics and appliances, will demonstrate a wine cellar using a new alternative cooling system at CES 2016 (Central Hall Booth #12814). Haier has developed the next step in wine cooling systems by using a solid-state chip, coupled with H20/C02 heat exchange technology. When compared with current cooling compressors, this electronic chip weighs 25 times less and is 100 times smaller.
"To maintain its quality, wine requires precise storage conditions with optimal environment needs to preserve taste that can be affected by subtle vibrations or temperature changes," said Paul Riley, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Haier America. "This advanced compressor-less cooling technology commercialized by Haier creates the ideal storage conditions for your wine."
"As a technology company, Phononic is excited to partner with Haier to innovate disruptive solid-state cooling solutions," said Tony Atti, CEO, Phononic. "Haier has created an award-winning wine cellar that perfectly preserves wine and we believe this is just the beginning of a cold storage revolution for the home."
To maintain its quality, wine requires particular storage conditions as any vibrations can disorder its molecular structure. When in standard mode, with solid-state cooling, the WS40GDA uses advanced solid state cooling components and a heat exchange system with no moving parts, creating a completely still wine storage environment.
Precise Temperature Control
Consistent temperature and humidity are indispensable factors for the ideal storage of wine. Temperature affects taste and lifespan while humidity variations can cause the wine to oxidize or change odor. Haier's solid state wine cellar uses dual power control electronics realizing temperature fluctuations less than +0.5°F"and consistent humidity.
Contemporary cooling and refrigeration products use a compressor, with a typical noise level of 38 – 42 dB. The use of Haier's solid-state cooling approach removes the need for a compressor, meaning the appliance creates no noise when in standard mode and is nearly silent even when operating in excess of a 90°F ambient environment.
Haier's solid state wine chiller uses H2O/CO2 refrigerant with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of just 1, as compared to >1700 for compressor-based systems. Furthermore the heat exchange capacity is 8X higher than ordinary systems reducing energy consumption to meet the California Energy Standard.
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About Haier America
Haier America, headquartered in Wayne, N.J., is a subsidiary of Haier Group, the world's #1 major appliances brand by volume as ranked by Euromonitor International 2014, and a global leader in consumer electronics. Haier employs more than 60,000 people around the world and distributes products in more than 100 countries and regions with global revenues reaching $32.6 billion in 2014. For more information, please visit www.haieramerica.com or connect at www.facebook.com/Haieramerica and Twitter @haieramerica.
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