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Freezer Economics
Wed 24-Aug-11
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kayerunrig
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the alternative is get a house with a nice north facing pantry ...lol...i still suffer with pantry envy

Wed 24-Aug-11
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kayerunrig said:

the alternative is get a house with a nice north facing pantry ...lol...i still suffer with pantry envy

Me too, or at least till last winter. Around Christmas my south facing porch (lots of windows) was cold enough to store the leftovers for days. eeek  But I still miss the north facing pantry in my old house.

Mon 5-Sep-11
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jono85
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Hi there, with regards to your solar Idea that would work if you had a 12v freezer

(caravan type) but a solar charger to a battery and inverter the inverter would drain the battery faster than the solar pv panel could charge it but you will save money if you fill it with empty boxes I dont know how it works but it does up the efficiency rating

hope this helps ATB Jono

Wed 13-Feb-13
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You wouldn't be trying to sell us something, would you? roll_eyes

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 2-Jul-13
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I don't know what it is called but it is used to insulate walls ect it's above 3inches thick and silver foiled on both sides. cover the sides top and front with this it will look gross but can cut your electric Bill by around 50%.

Tue 2-Jul-13
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Ooh dear a bit too scientific for me. I do my best to be self sufficient and reduce cost but not to that extent! I have solar tubes to provide hot water via a heat exchanger, a proper pantry, an American fridge freezer that is always full and a chest freezer also full. I batch bake and freeze meals I have doubled up on and feel I am doing my bit!
My kitchen can get very warm with my wood burning Esse but I have no central heating so guess it is never too hot for my freezers. We do measure how much electricity we use and since installing the solar tubes our bill has halved.

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Tue 2-Jul-13
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That post was revived from quite some time ago Aly.

I'll try that again!

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