Energy Efficient Upgrades That Pay For Themselves

Energy Efficient Upgrades That Pay For Themselves

Home improvement can pay for itself, and even put cash back in your pocket – if you’re putting your money in the right places.  Renovations that increase your home’s energy efficiency aren’t just nice for the environment, they can be economical as well.  The folks at One Block Off The Grid offer a great guide […]

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Stirling Power Electric Cooler by Coleman

This is a very efficient electric cooler based on the free piston Stirling cycle that will maintain freezing temps even in a hot car. The power consumption is only 24 watts. It’s quiet, lightweight and works great. It’s more practical than the portable compressor or propane based freezers. According to Cool Tools, these coolers are […]

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Most Efficient Portable Coolers: Coolmatics

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These Coolmatic Waeco coolers are built with the Danfoss BD35F compressor from Denmark, which means they run extremely efficiently on 12/24V or AC power. The 28 gallon model above consumes only 65 watts on average (45 watts on 12V DC). You can get an insulating protective cover to make them even more efficient. The coolers […]

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Kar Kool – Portable DC Evaporative Cooler

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Energy Consumption: 18 or 24W DC Dimensions: 12" H x 12" L x 9" Weight: 2 lbs. Best Price: $202 (Alternative Energy Store) or $259 (Southwest Solar) Notes from Manufacturer: World’s lowest energy using cooler. Evaporative cooling for RVs, boats, cars, tents and small rooms at a fraction of typical air conditioning energy costs. Cools […]

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Servel Portable Fridge (LP Gas, 120V AC, 12V DC)

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Although not the most efficient cooler, we like the fact that this cooler can be powered by so many energy sources. Notes from Manufacturer: Large enough to hold six 6-packs. Lightweight and compact with rugged turquoise plastic exterior. Comes with ice cube tray, thermostat and push button piezo igniter. Works with three different power sources: […]

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