Recently I rented an RV for 2 weeks. I noticed that the refrigerator
and freezer in the RV were perfectly silent. Why? My refrigerator at
home is noisy...to the point of grating on my nerves.
Yet this unit was silent. Why can't this technology be used in the
home, thereby eliminating noisy refrigerators?
Note that the RV refrigerator ran on electricity when we were driving
and could be shifted to propane when stopped. Still, it was perfectly
Can anybody explain why?
RV refrigeration uses ammonia absorption instead of compression for the
cooling effect. It's a slow process, but reliable.
They aren't cheap and are a lot smaller than 'standard' household
refrigerators. You can buy them still. http://tinyurl.com/42a8w This one
is about 8 cubic feet.
This is Turtle.
NO freon Compressor to make noise but a Boiler of Ammonia which may make a very
very light giggling noise. If your not listening. You can't hear it. This system
was used before they come out with freon or refrigerators.
thanx for the information/answers.
I still think that there could/should be a market for this type of
silent frigd even though it is more costly. With all the complaints
in the newsgroup about noisy fridgs I would think that a number of
people would be willing to pay for a gas powered, silent even though
I would be interested.
We use gas for heating and hot water so it should be relatively simple
to hook up another line for a fridg.
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