Super Fridge review - 5 years on
Thought it would be good to do a bit of a review on how it performed and what the learnings were from it. You can see the original post here - read over it now, if you haven't already.
|Drawers were wearing out the mounts and were difficult to open.|
|Pipe rusting out because of excess moisture.|
Total estimated energy use over it's lifeAssuming that it used 175Wh p/d, that's about 64kWh per year. A conservative estimate of a similar sized fridge of that era could have used 800Wh p/d = 292kWh p/y. If energy cost 30c p/kWh, annual costs would be $19.20 VS $87.60. Over 5 years $96 VS $438. A $342 saving. But, you would expect a fridge to last about 15 years, which this one didn't. Even so, the energy savings in themselves would pay for a replacement freezer every 4-5 years - even less as energy prices go up. Not that I'm recommending that!
I'm currently giving thought to how I could take responsibility for the ongoing use of a large insulated box that I now have. Probably beer brewing...
Now that I have some more money saved up, I'm able to buy a better quality freezer and give it another go - learning from my experience. More to come.
See the Super Fridge take 2 post here.