My FridgeMate Mk II digital temperature controller arrived in the post today.
If you are thinking of a similar project, or just looking for home brew supplies, I highly recommend MashMaster.
I left a question about the FridgeMate for them via their web site, and they answered it within a few hours (and this was outside of business hours). That’s always an early sign of great customer service. They answered my questions about the product very clearly, and even gave me some tips on using it for a chest fridge.
The parcel arrived within two days, well packaged and in perfect condition. They even threw in a free bottle opener!
Now I just need to find a little free time to set up the fridge. That might not be until Sunday, but I’ll write a post about it when I do.
According to the Fridge Buyback Scheme people:
Forty percent of free standing Australian houses have a second fridge that is switched on and using energy. These old fridges are big energy users, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running a second fridge adds an average of $190 a year to the household energy bill and puts 1 tonne of greenhouse gases into the environment each year.
Now that’s some motivation to get this thing going!