Does it take more electricity to run a refrigerator?
Question:Does it take more electricity to run a refridgerator out in the garage (summer,winter-Ohio weather) versus running it in the basement? If so, does it take a lot more?
The basement is the better choice not only due to a lower and fairly constant ambient temperature but in the winter if in the garage it may not work at all because if the garage is colder than the lowest temp the thermostat is set to cycle on at, it will never turn on. The ref will be okay but the freezer will not freeze properly. I went on many service calls in Michigan when people bought new refs, put them in the garage, then complain it isn't freezing, only due to the fact it wasn't even running.
Well, the cooler the environment the quicker it will cycle off. But I seriously doubt if you can measure the difference in the electric bill between the basement and the garage. I live in coastal Alabama, a fridge on the porch or in the garage is common.
PH is right. It will cost less in enrgy bills to keep the refrigerator in the cellar - because the temperature is constant.
i have 3 fridges running out in my garage year round if the garage is insulated a little bit then no big deal you cant really tell a difference
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