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# Posted: 10 Jan 2018 18:56

A quick calculation: The website for Unique Propane Fridges says that particular model uses about 1.4 lbs of propane per day (which works out to about 42 lbs per month.

A 40 lb tank of propane will hold about 6 gallons of propane, or about 23 liters. The price of propane (in Toronto) is about $1.15 per liter (including tax).

So it will cost you about $26.50 per month to run the fridge (or about $320 per year). Provided, of course, that propane prices don't go up.

# Posted: 11 Jan 2018 21:51

Wow. Thanks everyone for some great advise.
I will start researching the electric refrigerater using solar.
Thanks for taking the time Rockies on the propane costs.

# Posted: 12 Jan 2018 19:43 - Edited by: rockies

This is the Canadian Energy Star website for appliances.

By looking in the "Searchable product List" (on the left) you can look up each type of appliance.

Under "Refridgerators and Wine Chillers Available in Canada" you'll find the most energy efficient models. ERATORS

Enter the features you want under the "Product Specific Criteria" section (to start a new search you have to click on the "Select a New Product" link at the top of the page rather than using the "back arrow" in your search history).

For example, the least amount of energy used by a fridge sized between 13 and 15 cubic feet is about 336 kwW per year (top mounted freezers use the least energy)

On the site you have to make sure you choose a category showing models available in Canada and also a brand that is for residential rather than commercial use but it will certainly help you find the right product.

# Posted: 31 May 2018 18:42

Morock, I'm researching propane ranges now. We're not far from Ottawa, what kind did you get and do you need to plug it in at all? I'm hoping to go entirely electricity-free with the range, except for rechargable batteries for the ignitor if necessary.


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