Natural Gas Refrigerator

A natural gas refrigerator is an appliance that does not require any electricity in which to operate. This type of refrigerator is not affected by any power loss and is an excellent appliance to have in catastrophic events such as earthquakes or hurricanes. Owning a natural gas refrigerator or freezer can be a good part of emergency preparations, particularly if you live in areas that are prone to electrical power outages. This gives you the ability to store your food safely. It allows you to keep foods refrigerated, as well as medicines that may need refrigeration and keep frozen foods solidly frozen as well as enjoying ice and cold beverages during power outages.

Natural gas refrigerators are used widely in recreation areas and vehicles such as remote cabins and RVs. The refrigerators are very quiet to run and can be very dependable. They require no moving parts that may deteriorate or wear out prematurely and have no compressor, so they can last much longer than a standard electrical appliance. Natural gas refrigeration units typically offer the same features as those powered by electricity including shelves that can be removed or moved to allow more room, crisper and meat drawers for vegetables and meats and lights inside that are typically powered by batteries.

The refrigerators themselves contain only a handful of main parts that operate the units. The generator typically uses ammonia to cool the unit and provide cooling and freezing capabilities to store food. The condenser typically cools the hot ammonia gases that are released by the generator and condenses it into liquids and the separator pulls the gas from water. The liquid ammonia that is created travels through an evaporator that then creates vapors that create the cold temperatures that are needed to safely store food.

Cleaning and care of a natural gas refrigerator is just as important as that of a standard electrical appliance, particularly if you are keeping the unit indoors. You may need to supply a vent to the outside for the natural gas if your kitchen is not large enough to control it or if there is not enough ventilation inside your home. Natural gas, while an excellent choice for many home appliances, does emit carbon dioxide that can be harmful. There is a chance that a natural gas refrigerator will emit carbon dioxide if the unit does not completely burn off the fuel or if the burner unit is blocked in any way. However, if you install the refrigerator in a well-ventilated area and ensure that it is free from any and all blockage, carbon dioxide emissions should not be a problem. Think of the refrigerator like a natural gas heating unit. It must be properly maintained and have adequate ventilation in order to work correctly. The burners must be cleaned and inspected on a regular basis to ensure proper working order. It is recommended that you have the burners checked and serviced at least once every year, particularly if you are using the unit as your main source of storing refrigerated foods. Models today are designed to work within the home and very few problems have been associated with using a refrigerator that is powered by natural gas.

For homes that opt to conserve energy and those that need a backup source for food refrigeration in the event of a power outage, natural gas refrigerators are an excellent choice. It is important to read carefully over the documentation that is included when you purchase the appliance to ensure that you are installing and using it correctly. You should also ensure that your natural gas lines are properly maintained to prevent any problems with the appliance one you have it installed.

This Natural Gas Refrigerator Review is Written/Updated on May 14th, 2011 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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