Using vertical doors in refrigeration devices is an act against
the Nature of Cold Air. Understanding and cooperating with Nature
rather than acting against it leads to much better efficiency.
My chest fridge (Vestfrost freezer turned into a fridge) consumes
about 0.1 kWh a day. It works only about 2 minutes per hour. At
all other times it is perfectly quiet and consumes no power whatsoever.
My wind/solar system batteries and power-demand-sensing inverter
simply love it.
It is obvious that a truly energy efficient fridge does not cost
any more money than a mediocre one. It actually costs less. It
also has amazing food-preserving performance becuse temperature
fluctuations in its interior are naturally minimized.
So - WHY mediocre food-spoiling fridges are being made? WHO makes
decisions to manufacture them? Who awards them "stars"
and other misleading awards? Why people continue to buy and use
energy wasting and food-spoiling devices? Does anyone care about
Nearly every household on Earth has a fridge that totally wastes
at least 1 kWh of energy a day (365 kWh a year). How much reduction
in greenhouse emissions can we achieve by banning just ONE inefficient
household device in just ONE country? How many politicians debating
for how many years will it take to achieve such a ban?
Rather than waiting
for someone to do something I would like to volunteer to supply
modified chest freezers and/or freezer modification kits to environmentally
conscious people of Australia. Let’s do something in the
right direction right now.
Chest fridge that consumes about 0.1 kWh per day. Yes, only about
100 Wh per day. If I connected my chest fridge to the power grid
$5 would pay for the entire year of using it.
Note the electronic thermostat on the wall and the energy meter
at the power point.
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