> > If you have a refrigerator that consumes 500 watts
> > of electricity and it runs continuously, it's
> > producing exactly the same amount of heat as five
> > 100 watt light bulbs.
> Not sure that is 100% true. There is lots of waste
> heat, but the refrigeration system is expending
> energy pumping heat out of the refrigerated area,
> just so it can gradually be absorbed back from your
> heated home. At the end of the day, does all of the
> energy that the refrigerator uses really show up
> as waste heat in the room?
Of course it does. If the refrigerator is consuming
an average of 500W it delivers an average of 500W.
That's just basic physics.
There is a "cool" exception, but this was not included
in the original question.
During the heating season take liquid tap water in a
container, freeze it in the freezer, and throw the
resultant ice out doors.
In addition to the power needed to run the
refrigerator you will have extracted some of the heat
in the water.
> My head hurts.
Home of the $35 Solar Tracker Receiver
Yes Vaughn, it does all end up in heat, in the room, which then leaks out
of the house and heats the outside world, which then also leaks off the
planet and heats SPACE..... wheather it is "Waste Heat" is a matter of
Bruce in alaska
There is no such thing as "0 Degrees Kelvin"... What Grade School Physics
Class did you flunk out of? If that were true, all Dark Matter would
dissaccociate, and Physics as we understand it wouldn't work at all.
If there is no heat in space, then where does the waste heat go, that
the Heat Dissipating Panels, that line the Shuttle Cargo Bay Doors
go?.... Space is not a void. It has Gas, Dust, and all kinds of
Particles, moving around in it. These all have energy associated with
them, when referenced to Earth, or any other reference point you can
name. That energy, will ulltimatly be transfered into heat when those
things interact with any other matter, or energy, in which they come in
contact, or influence.
where do you guys come up with this stuff..... Idiot's R' Us........
No, you still got it WRONG... In Space, there is NO place where there
isn't Light, Radiation, Gas, Dust, Particles, ect. So therefor, one
CAN'T measure 0 Degrees Kelvin, and even "IF" you could find such a
place in the Universe, that had these conditions, just what are you
planning to USE to measure it. Anything, you use, would then bring
energy into that space, and would raise the temp ABOVE 0 Degrees Kelvin.
Also, one can't have Atoms, or even Protons and Neutrons, at 0 Degress
Kelvin, as they would dissaccociate into their Basic Particles, long
before you could ever get near 0 Degrees Kelvin, at minimum, or maybe
down to their component Energy Strings, if one believes String Theory,
to be the way of the Universe. Actually, "IF" String Theory, is
correct, at 0 Degrees Kelvin, all String Energy would cease to exist,
which would also mean that at 0 Degrees Kelvin, the Universe would cease
It seems you couldn't even graduate for the Idiot's R' Us School of
I am not arguing with you, I am only pointing out that your statements
are not "Based in Fact"...... and as such, once pointed out, you should
acknowledge that, and GO AWAY, untill you learn a bit more about the
subject at hand..... and not "Parret" BS you read on the Internet....
You If it is on the Internet, it MUST be True......... NOT....
A minor correction to my diatribe, above: I meant to say that it
doesn't cost a dime EXTRA to do all the other stuff. You're still
heating your home with electricity. You're just using things other
than the furnace to do it.
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