Converting a Chest Freezer into an Energy Efficient Refrigerator
Extra Chest Freezer in the garage? Turn it into an energy efficient refrigerator. (Photo Credits)
Chest Freezers are now the new efficient refrigerators – at least according to those preparing for a life off the grid.
In the Website New Life on A Homestead detailed how they converted a chest freezer into an energy efficient refrigerator that will not eat up the solar energy that they are allotting for daily use.
“In the months before purchasing our solar kit, we took measurements of how much power each of our appliances pulls using a Kill-a-Watt-Meter. After plugging our fridge into the meter for several days, we were able to determine that our upright unit was pulling about 2.25 kWh/day. With a solar system that will only produce 4-6 kW/day (assuming sunny days and clear skies), we had to find a way to reduce the load our fridge required.”
Read the step-by-step instructions on how to convert your chest freezer into a ref here.
Next Step: Organize
If you wish to try this out then you will definitely need to hone your organizing skills. Thekitchn.com shared in its website a great way of organizing your chest freezer.
“Containerizing, that favored technique of organizing gurus everywhere, comes in very handy when it’s time to set your chest freezer in order. Just as packing cubes make packing for vacation easier, so does dividing your frozen foods by type into smaller containers. If your chest freezer didn’t come with multiple boxes, bins, and baskets, you’ll need to supplement with those you buy yourself or save on hand already.”
Check out the chest freezer organizing tips here.
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The website acultivatednest.com, also shared more tips on organizing freezer chest – this time encapsulated in five great ideas. Electrical Contractors. “Chest freezers are great for stocking up on food bought on sale. But part of saving money on groceries is knowing what you already have and that’s hard if you don’t have some sort of system for keeping your freezer organized!”
Read about all these organization ideas here.
Apparently, organizing the chest freezer is simple if homeowners will use baskets, containers, and even reusable bags to ensure that everything has its own place and that these can be retrieved anytime it is needed.Build Safe