The importance of propane freezers for the hunting cabin

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Gas refrigerators and freezers are becoming more and more abundant among homeowners with off-grid properties and for weekend sportsmen in their hunting cabins. Whether you have a cabin on the prairie, the coast, or up in the mountains, you need dependable, reliable, and affordable refrigeration for your food. It’s imperative to keep your food cold (safe) but solar panels and generators can cost thousands. Warehouse Appliance recommends a better alternative: the LP (propane) gas freezer. 

Benefits of a propane freezer:

Extra storage
With a propane freezer in your cabin, you can stock up on frozen foods from your wholesale grocer, freeze the wild game from your hunting conquest, and even keep extra bread from getting moldy or stale while it’s left sitting on the counter.

Quiet operation
The options and possibilities with propane are numerous, including how quietly a propane freezer operates. If you’re living in the country or wilderness for peace and quiet, you’re going to be happy to learn that propane freezers and refrigerators are entirely quiet except for the whisper of a small propane flame.

Not only are they quiet but they are affordable to run. On average a 12-cubic foot gsd refrigerator will consume approximately 1.5 pounds of propane per day. If you’re using an even smaller unit, like one that is about 4 cubic foot, it will consume less than a pound of propane per day.

And no matter how remote you are or how you get there (by truck, ATV, boat or plane) transporting propane is much easier than its electrical equivalent.

The advantages are nearly endless, so if you’re looking into outfitting your hunting cabin with a propane freezer, call the experts at Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.

Advantages of propane appliances

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To understand the advantages of using liquid propane gas, it’s important to understand what propane is. Warehouse Appliance, experts in the absorption refrigeration field, would like to explain not only what liquid propane is, but also the benefits of using liquid propane as a fuel source for your household appliances.

Liquid propane is similar to natural gas, but is a different chemical compound. Liquid propane, or LP gas, is normally a gaseous material, but when stored under pressure it becomes a liquid. Because this liquid is easy to transport, propane use is very common in the camping world. Its ability to be transported easily and quickly also make liquid propane gas an excellent choice for your home needs. Here are some important features of liquid propane:

  • Liquid propane has a higher heating value, which means it provides more heat for cooking or heating your home, using less fuel.
  • Liquid propane is non-toxic, not harmful to soil or water, and will not harm the environment if released into the atmosphere.
  • LP gas does not contain sulfur, making it a cleaner energy source than oil.
  • LP gas burns more consistently, which makes it more dependable than other energy sources.
  • Liquid propane is more environmentally friendly, releasing less carbon dioxide than other heating sources, like coal and oil.

There are numerous advantages to having propane appliances, whether you’re looking into outfitting your home or hunting cabin. If you have questions about installing propane appliances in your home, call the experts at Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.

Benefits of a propane refrigerator during a natural disaster

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Everyone in this country is familiar with natural disasters, whether we have personally survived them or vicariously suffered with others through the stories, images, and footage of yet another tragedy in the news. While some areas of the country are more prone to predictable disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes, a disaster can strike anywhere and at any time. It is vitally important to know how to mitigate damage and loss beforehand. Warehouse Appliance can help by outlining the benefits of using a propane refrigerator. 

Natural disasters like earthquakes, fires, and hurricanes generally result in a loss of electrical power in all of the affected communities. While the event itself may be very brief, the effects of it can last for weeks and even months. A propane refrigerator can help you and your family if a disaster strikes nearby.

Reliability – You may not know that propane refrigerators do not need electricity to operate. If a natural disaster takes out the electricity in your community, your propane refrigerator will still be running. You won’t be worried about food spoilage, whether something is safe to eat or not, or any medications you depend on that may require refrigeration. Keeping food and life-saving medications safely stored at the right temperature can prevent potential health risks while you and your family wait for the electricity to be restored.

Availability – Unlike electricity, propane fuel is easily portable and can be purchased for emergency use. During hurricanes there is typically no shortage of propane, making propane-fueled appliances ideal.

Dependability – Since propane refrigerators have been used now for a number of years, in fact, decades, they are well known for their dependability. They are most often seen in recreational vehicles as well as cabins and off-grid locations. Part of their dependability is derived from having fewer moving parts. Fewer moving parts results in refrigerators that are quieter and less likely to be in need of repair.

For peace of mind knowing you are prepared for any emergency, and to learn more about LP gas refrigerators and their features, contact Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.

Living off the grid

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Warehouse Appliance is your resource for all propane appliances and EZ Freeze propane refrigerators.Warehouse Appliance offers you the gas-powered refrigerators you need for living off the grid. Whether you are prepping for a national disaster or simply for your family budget, living off the grid can become a new way of life. Warehouse Appliance talks about living off the grid.

The term “off-grid” has become a very common expression over the past few years. Much of it has to do with alarming current events. On the other hand, some people have just had enough of being a slave to the modern world. Whatever the reason, going off-grid is a trend growing like wildfire. Yet there are still many people who know little about it.

Let’s assume you’ve never heard anything about off-grid living. You live on the electric grid. If you have power running to your home from the community in which you live, then you are considered “on the grid.” Every time something goes wrong at the electric company, and they suffer a power outage, so do you.

Off-the-grid living means the opposite. Living “off the grid” means:

  • You would live with either no electricity or a self-sustained source of electricity, for example from a gas-powered generator.
  • You may choose to refrigerate with propane.
  • You would also either use an outhouse or a septic tank. You would have a water well or another water source nearby from which to collect water.
  • Many of those who are off the grid continue the concept into other areas of their lives, including being totally self-sustained by raising their own food.

Now that you have an idea of what it is to live off the grid, does a lifestyle of living off the grid interest you? If you’re considering purchasing an EZ Freeze propane gas refrigerator, the experienced staff at Warehouse Appliance is happy to assist you. For peace of mind knowing you are prepared for any emergency, and to learn more about LP gas refrigerators and their features, contact Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.

The most popular EZ Freeze gas refrigerator

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The EZ Freeze 19-cubic foot refrigerator is Warehouse Appliance’s most popular gas refrigerator for a reason! This full-sized gas refrigerator is the perfect fridge for any family’s home kitchen. The EZ refrigerator is not only practical and affordable, it is also stylish. Offered in four finishes: brushed stainless steel, black, bisque and white, they are sure to complement your kitchen’s design. 

  • EZ Freeze refrigerators are designed with families in mind with a large 19-cubic foot capacity to provide plenty of room to keep all of your perishable food safe. Regardless of your kitchen’s layout, the EZ Freeze refrigerator’s reversible doors offer a versatility few others can. And with its nearly zero-clearance hinges, your new fridge can be placed close to a wall and still leave you with plenty of room to access the inside. The magnetic door seals keep the cold air in, and the warm air out and, for your convenience, are easily removable for a quick cleaning.
  • The EZ Freeze refrigerator comes in your choice of natural gas or propane models. All units are delivered ready to use after simply supplying your fuel to the refrigerator and following the easy lighting instructions. It’s a simple as lighting a backyard grill. As long as fuel is supplied, the unit will be quietly and efficiently cooling your food. The best news? No electricity is needed! No relighting should be required during the refrigerator’s normal operation. Without a fan or compressor you won’t be listening to it cycle nor worry about the unit failing during a power outage.
  • EZ Freeze refrigerators rival or surpass all other gas refrigerators on the market and are made right here in the USA. And every unit comes with the best warranty on the market with a 3-year warranty on the entire unit and a 7-year warranty on the cooling unit.

If you’re ready to swap out your old conventional noisy fridge for a practical, affordable, reliable and quiet refrigerator, call Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.

Nick and Dent EZ Freeze 21 cubic foot Propane Refrigerator

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We have an EZ Freeze 21 cubic foot propane refrigerator for sale that has some freight damage. There are some dents, scrapes and nicks on the outside but the refrigerator is brand new. We have tested the unit inside our warehouse and it of course works perfectly and comes with all the EZ Freeze warranties. This particular propane refrigerator is discounted $300. The EZ-Freeze 21 cubic foot gas refrigerator normally goes for $2205 but can be yours for $1905. Please call us here at Warehouse Appliance if you are interested. The refrigerator can also be converted to be a natural gas refrigerator.

Venting gas refrigerators

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One of the greatest concerns for those considering the purchase of a gas refrigerator is how it is vented. Is venting needed? What is the cost? Are there health concerns? Warehouse Appliance discusses venting gas refrigerators.  

Venting for refrigerators provides the flow of fresh air directly into the propane burner box and causes the carbon monoxide from the burned propane to exhaust outside. Here are some things you need to know:

  • Venting may not even be necessary if the refrigerator is in a large or open space room. In this situation there should be windows and doors to the outside that get opened often. This allows for plenty of fresh air to be exchanged. Venting may not be completely necessary.
  • Many opt for venting anyway, so they won’t have to think about opening windows or doors.
  • Venting offers more efficiency in a cooling system. This is because heat dissipates more quickly and does not get the chance to pool or linger in the immediate area. And there is always fresh air to draw into the propane burner box.
  • Although carbon monoxide emitted from the propane combustion is in quantities that fall well below safety levels, we suggest that our customers install a carbon monoxide alarm in the room for added safety. Don’t forget to change the batteries as needed!
  • An additional benefit of venting is that the heat from the exhaust is piped directly outside. During summer months, venting helps remove the increased temperature differential in the room that can be caused by the added heat source.

Warehouse Appliance wants you to be aware of the reasons to consider venting a gas refrigerator. If you are ready for a practical, affordable, reliable and quiet refrigerator, contact Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.

The short term use of gas refrigerators

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For a lot of people, propane gas refrigerators and freezers are limited to their seasonal properties

Warehouse Appliance has the largest inventory of gas refrigerators and freezers, and the best warranty in the industry.or RVs and their use is defined by how often they find the time for a weekend getaway or short stay. With this kind of infrequent use, it’s not uncommon for users to turn on their gas refrigerator upon arriving and shut it down as as a part of their closing up. Warehouse Appliance offers suggestions for short time use of your gas refrigerator.

The 21-cubic-foot EZ Freeze, which is the largest propane gas refrigerator, takes from 10 to 12 hours in a 70 to 80 degree environment to chill down when empty.

With that information in mind, Warehouse Appliance has these Do’s and Don’ts for propane gas refrigerator users:

Chill Time

  • Do keep the refrigerator door closed as much as possible
  • Do set the refrigerator temperature to the highest setting
  • Don’t fill the refrigerator with foods or beverages that are not already frozen or, at least, cold

When the refrigerator is chilled

  • Do fill the refrigerator with frozen or chilled food first
  • Do fill the refrigerator with ambient temperature food at timed intervals and in smaller increments (10 lbs every two hours)
  • Don’t load the refrigerator with ambient temperature beverages (or other liquids). Because of their density, liquids require the most energy to cool down
  • Do use multiple small containers to chill liquids rather than one large container
  • Do keep the temperature on the highest setting
  • Do refill the ice trays and replenish the beverages at bedtime
  • Do use an ice chest for drinks instead – especially if you’re entertaining a lot of people.

Warehouse Appliance hopes these tips will help you get the most out of your propane gas refrigerator, extend its life, and leave you to enjoy all the benefits of getting out of town, even if only for a weekend getaway. If you’d like more information about propane refrigerators, call the gas appliance experts at Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.

Propane Refrigerator Check List

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As the snow begins to melt and we prepare for our trip back to our off-grid cabins, there are a few ways we can prepare before jumping in the car. Your propane refrigerator has been sitting the last 6 months without being used. What has happened during this time that might hinder performance of our propane freezers and refrigerators when we go to light them up again? Well, believe it or not gas refrigerators need a little TLC when neglected for many months.

The biggest way you can ensure your propane refrigerator starts up and runs seamlessly is to first pull the fridge away from the wall and clean out the burner box. This can easily be done with compressed air either from a large compressor or a simple air can. Remember, the orifice may need to be taken out and cleaned as well to ensure there is no obstruction. As we have mentioned before, dust, bugs and other foreign objects can affect your burner and decrease the amount of heat from your flame. So clean that out first before accidentally burning unwanted particles.

Its always a good idea to test your regulators. The right pressure for your propane refrigerator is vital to the efficiency and performance of your propane appliance. Acquire a gas regulator testing unit and make sure you are still running at 11 inches of water column. Regulators can get plugged up and develop obstructions, so it’s best to test for these issues before realizing your propane freezer isn’t freezing.

Propane appliances are the best way to enjoy an off-grid experience. Following a few of these suggestions can curb issues you may get with propane fridges and freezers. If you plan right before leaving, you can be sure you are ready to do more relaxing than troubleshooting.

Off Grid Appliance Choices

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I found myself watching different reality shows this weekend all based somewhat on an off grid living theme. Weather it was the new couple just starting out their lives, full of adventure, deciding to build an off-grid cabin somewhere deep in the Alaskan bush; or the retired city dweller who wants to get away from the rat race and build an off-grid bungalow somewhere on an island, they all had lots of decisions to make. Either way it seemed that in all the shows the off-grid dwellers had to figure out what off gird appliances was best for their particular situation.

In most cases the builder of the structure did add some sort of solar panel set up providing some sort of power option within the area. However, what kind of solar system, how much power was being provided, and how it was affected by the location of the build really varied from story to story.  When it came to refrigeration, cooking, and lighting I find that the individuals have two basic options, gas or solar, or a combination of both. If your particular solar system is very extensive and your location lends itself to many bright sunny days you might be able to get away with an all solar home.  However, if sun power is something that needs to be used conservatively the gas-powered appliances today are incredibly efficient and require little work to install.  Propane stoves, similar to the peerless premier off grid brand, offers a great off grid option with battery spark ignition and propane or natural gas option.  Generally, I find consumers who purchase gas stoves and ovens have them converted to propane allowing for their cooking to be powered solely with gas.  This way the traditional glow bar inside the oven becomes obsolete requiring zero electricity.  Using an electric oven on solar power can be incredibly taxing on your batteries leaving you “in the dark” if using the oven to much. Maybe your backup generator is enough to aid in this, but off grid propane stoves really are a great way to save power and keep the lights on.

Solar refrigerators have become super-efficient as well. However, you must take a look at your setup and surroundings. Remember, once the power is gone the fridge will stop and so will the lights. A great option to keep this from happening is the propane refrigerator. These types of refrigerators today only use about 1 1/2 gallons per week. A simple 5-gallon BBQ propane tank is enough to run the propane refrigerator for almost a month. The most efficient way to fuel the refrigerator would be to add large propane tanks that can either be accessed by a propane truck or small enough that they can be taken to town once in a while to be filled. Choosing to go with a propane refrigerator or stove can allow for extremely low power usage. That means more tv, lights, and hairdryer time if needed.

Gas lamps are also a great option should solar or other means of power be absent. Gas lamps can run very efficient with propane or natural gas. Falks gas lamps come in a variety of options.  From single wall mounts to chandeliers these lamps can be a great way to save power when needing to light up your off-grid home.  Solar is a wonderful option for all off grid living and I strongly encourage it.  However, the power that is generated must be used conservatively.  Conservative usage for everyday items like refrigerators and stoves will allow the user to enjoy battery life for all the other electronics he or she wishes to enjoy while living off grid.