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Electric Fan to Cool 'wine cooler'

16 years ago

My apologies if somewhat off topic, but I believe several on this forum have the knowledge to give good advice on this question. I want to install a wine cooler in a location that has less than the mfgr. recommended side clearances (mfgr lists 5" on each side, but we only have a couple inches clearance in targeted install location).

Realizing the wine cooler may not operate as efficiently and the unit may run harder, hence have a shorter life, I was looking for your insight on pros/cons of installing an auxillary fan w/ a thermostat set to run whenever the temp around the exterior of the wine cooler reaches a certain temperature. The goal is to make up for the lack of mfgr. recommended clearance by ventilating the exterior.

Thanks in advance for your insight.


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