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Old 11-23-2020, 12:00 PM   #1
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Refrigerator awning worth cost ?

We will be installing window awnings soon and wonder if anyone has a awning over their fridge ? If so can you see a difference in performance ? Thanks in advance. Dan
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:25 PM   #2
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If your talking about an awning that would cover the vent on the coach, I don't think it would cover the cost of the awning.
If you have cooling issues with cooling, it would be dirt and dust in the back of the fridge. I have used a powerful leave blower to blow from the bottom vent out the top. You would be surprised how much dust and dirt and spider webs will vanish.
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You don't give a lot to go on are you talking about already adding window awning and just going wider , in attempt to keep that wall cooler. What is the cost. I would say it would take a porch type awning to get significant benefit. You may be better off making sure absorption fridge was safely vented per proper instructions . Extra temp. controlled fans, interior cavity fan and Fridge Defend.
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IMO a better solution would be to install a small blower fan below the cooling coils. I have one installed that I bought with the ARP/Fridge Defend unit for cooling unit protection. The fan is available by itself on Amazon too, however the benefits of the Fridge Defend can be lifesaving.
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I don't think it would be worth the trouble or expense! JMHO
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I will put my awning out to provide shade for my refrigerator when it's hot....90 to 110.

It helps mine stay cooler.

I'm in the west so 100 degree temperatures are very common.
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A lot of surplus stores sell computer cooling fans. They draw very little power and may provide your fridge with the extra cooling it requires as they move a lot of air.
Just another option with very little expense.
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You might try something like this. It is Reflectix which I attach with 6 large diameter plastic suction cups I ordered through Staples.
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A lot of surplus stores sell computer cooling fans. They draw very little power and may provide your fridge with the extra cooling it requires as they move a lot of air.
Just another option with very little expense.
I have two little fans in the back of the refrigerator blowing up the exhaust area. Works great when it's really hot.
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IMO a better solution would be to install a small blower fan below the cooling coils. I have one installed that I bought with the ARP/Fridge Defend unit for cooling unit protection. The fan is available by itself on Amazon too, however the benefits of the Fridge Defend can be lifesaving.
This. X2.
I've done this same thing only I installed a fan at the bottom and one at the top in the back fridge cavity with my ARP unit to get a good air flow from bottom to top. You also have to block off the top baffle areas at the top of the fridge that traps heat. This is necessary to get good air flow out the back and thru the top of the fridge area. Many manufacturers leave these top baffle areas open and not blocked/insulated properly which is not the proper install and they trap heat up at the top. Our Norcold fridge is 9yrs. old and if I turn it to 9—the highest setting—in the morning our fridge will be in the high 20's.

I also have installed a internal 12V fan inside the fridge mounted up top, in front of the fins and it gets power from the light. This fan blows air down into the fridge.
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