RE: NANFA-- Cold fish

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Wed, 23 May 2001 13:50:42 -0500

> you find the power consumption to be significantly more than a home
> refrigerator?

It's hard to compare because during the week the display units in the
concession stand are never opened and completely full of cold "stuff" and
thereby at their maximum efficiency and then on the weekends they are opened
and closed probably a hundred times an hour and being restocked with room
temperature "stuff" and so maximum inefficiency. My refrigerator at home
leans more towards the open a hundred times an hour side thanks to three
kids. You also need to take into account that the glass doors probably
aren't as energy efficient as the solid door of a home unit. Based on a gut
feeling, I would say that since you won't be opening it all that often, it
will be fairly comparable to a typical home unit.

One last consideration to remember is that like any refrigeration unit, they
produce heat on the outside so be sure that you don't box it in too tightly
in the fish room so the heat can dissipate.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
"El muerto a la sepultura, el vivo a la travesura"
"The dead to burial, the living to mischief"

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