February 9, 2004 at 5:30 pm #21000
Sometime last year, our refridgerator/freezer broke down and we temporarily fixed it by rewiring the thermostat. the trouble was, everything froze solid, even in the fridge. To combat this, we used a wall socket timer, which switched the fridge on and off as many times as we wanted at 15 minute intervals. well, we haven’t stopped doing this since having the machine off some of the time has saved on electricity bills greatly. we need it on slightly more during the summer, but over winter, it is int he off position tonnes, and only on for about 2hours ata time!