2 years after insulating the old fridge: it's running flawlessly

Deutsche Version: Kühlschrank dämmen

Two years after insulating my old refrigerator i did a check-up:

Power conumption: I did meaure the energy consumption over 24 hours again. Room temperature was 25 °C, which is perfect because it meets the conditions for the measurements for the european energy level. Except that in my case the fridge was used normally, warm things were put inside and the door was opened maybe 15 times or so which is a small disadvantage for my fridge. The consumption was 135kWh per year which would translate into an energy level of an A+ fridge

Condense water: To keep it short i could not find any. I was watching with a torch under the fridge, behind the fridge, under the styrofoam plates as far as i could see and under the decor foil at a corner where it was torn a bit. All that was dry.

Burning: The fridge did not burn down ;)

The look: Visiting friends get their beer from the self-made eco fridge and they do not notice that it is modified.

So i am happy with my fridge insulating project.

Fridge with self-made extra insulation running stable at very low energy consumption

12 comments:

  1. Of course, this kind of fridge is highly recommended for everyone since it is eco friendly and affordable as well.

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  2. This is a great idea, I had never heard of insulating a fridge like this before! I am going to look into refrigerator insulation in Barrie so that I can try it out too.

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  4. Thanks for the interesting idea. I will have to ask my insulation contractors about that and see what they can do!

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  5. it is a good technique because in present any one dose not want to purchase new friedge so if old fridge can be use same as new than it is to nice.
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  6. Thankyou for documenting your great experiment ! I was thinking of doing this with a chest FREEZER. Should be OK if heat is not exchanged through walls of chest. Last year at Lake Gairdner, Sth Australia, it hit 50*C - Very Hot ! Lots of places now getting 45*C in Summer (Was still 37*C @ 03:30 am !!) . That will TEST it ! Regards. Ray. Oz ;)

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  7. Wow. im trying it on my 11 cf fridge

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