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Old 09-01-2010, 04:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
I've read about keeping large empty containers in the refrigerator to reduce the volume of air that escapes each time the door is opened. If they are filled with water, then the increased thermal mass helps keep the temperature low during a power outage.
On a similar vein, my wife stuffs the freezer with bread after the shopping. Thermal mass helps keep down open door losses. Although the freezer is mostly closed and it has drawers. So the theory is sound only it would apply to fridges more.

Re: the fridge compressor. It produces a lot of heat down there and it has to have a negative effect on fridge temps. Perhaps installing reflective insulation above that would reduce heat rising into the underside of the fridge?

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