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comment What are the rules for unplugging a refrigerator?
Related data from this experiment: kenmankoff.com/data/fridge
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accepted What are the rules for unplugging a refrigerator?
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comment Can I save energy costs by turning off the refrigerator for 1-2 hours every day?
It is likely to end up costing a lot more - in terms of buying a new fridge: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/5990/…
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comment Why is my refrigerator so loud? Can I fix this?
Although it sounds like putting your fridge on a timer could end up costing a lot more - in terms of buying a new fridge: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/5990/…
Apr
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comment Can I save energy costs by turning off the refrigerator for 1-2 hours every day?
Experiment has been run here: kenmankoff.com/data/fridge I'm not doing it to save $ but for quiet-ness, but you can measure the duty cycle during normal use and the amount of time to re-cool, and see if anything is saved. Note that my compressor does not give 2 hours quite in the night. There seems to be no difference between day and night duty cycle.
Apr
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comment Can I save energy costs by turning off the refrigerator for 1-2 hours every day?
Direct data measurements for this project available here: kenmankoff.com/data/fridge
Apr
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comment Why is my refrigerator so loud? Can I fix this?
More details on this method here: kenmankoff.com/data/fridge
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asked What are the rules for unplugging a refrigerator?
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