Adjusting the Temperature of Propane Gas Refrigerators

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How to adjust the temperature

Over the years we have sold thousands of Propane Gas Refrigerators and almost all of them have ended up in a remote location for use in a home or cabin that does not have electricity. Off-Grid owners seem to be more interested in adjusting their gas refrigerators to the proper temperatures than compared to owners of common electric refrigerators. The reasons for this can be;

Propane is usually trucked to the location or hand carried so it is safe to say that conserving of the gas usage is valued.

Most rural off grid homes, cabins, and cottages don’t have automatic climate control. This means the off grid refrigerator is subject to a wider range of ambient temperatures during the day as well as the seasonal changes.

Gas refrigerators are all manual temperature controlled. No digital thermostats or electronics whatsoever. This is what you would expect from a non-electric refrigerator.

For those seeking an education on setting the temperature, I’m going to split it up into two parts. Part Time Living and Full Time Living.

Part Time Living with a Propane Gas Refrigerator –
Since a fair number of our customers use the fridges at a weekend getaway or during a short vacation, they will typically turn the unit on upon arrival and shut it down when they leave. The largest propane refrigerator in the world made by EZ Freeze measures out to be 21 cubic feet. Chill down time for one of these units if it is empty will be 10 to 12 hours in 70 to 80 degree ambient air temperature. There are a few do’s and don’ts during this chill down time that is critical to operation during the next few days.

  • Do keep the door closed as much as possible.
  • Don’t load the fridge with any food or liquids that are not cold or frozen.
  • Do set the temperature setting to Maximum.

These are all common sense but you would be surprised at how many people overlook these rules. Especially rule #1. Guests and children that don’t understand absorption refrigeration will open the door to look inside by habit. It’s important to educate them.

After the chill down time is over, it is good practice to load the food goods in smaller amounts at timed intervals. Rule of thumb for ambient temperature food is 10 pounds every 2 hours. Loading frozen goods or cold foods will not have any adverse effects, so it’s OK to load your entire cache at this time. As for the ambient temp foods, if you load a high volume at one time, it is likely that the fridge will take 3 times longer to recover to safe food keeping temperatures than if you load only 10 pounds at a time over a longer period. Loading large amounts of ambient temperature liquids is also bad practice. Liquid is the most dense food and will take the most energy to cool. One way to cheat the process is to use smaller containers of liquids therefore increasing the air contact surface area. This helps greatly to get the drinks cold. 4 Quarts of water will chill or freeze faster than 1 gallon.

My advice to weekenders is to keep the thermostat set to maximum and replenish the ice trays or drinks at night right before bedtime. In some cases where a large party of guests are on hand, we suggest to not use the fridge for drinks. Using the fridge for drinks puts a huge strain on any type of fridge, gas (absorption) or electric (compressor). Using an ice chest for drinks keeps the fridge door closed more often and cuts down on the kitchen traffic too. Chefs love this idea.

Full Time Living with a Propane Gas Refrigerator –
For our “Full Timer” customers, your initial startup up rules are basically the same as the “Part Timer” rules. And you can also use these rules when you bring groceries home from the weekly shopping trip. 10 pounds every 2 hours still applies here. Beyond that, it is important to stabilize your temperature and thermostat setting. The most important area to monitor is the refrigerator interior temperatures. Due to the nature of how a gas refrigerator works, the thermostat setting will primarily affect the refrigerator compartment temperatures. There is no thermostat for the freezer. All the temperature setting is done by one thermostat located at the very bottom of the cabinet on the outside front near or behind the kick plate. This is true for all brands of gas powered home type refrigerators made by EZ Freeze, Diamond, Miller Refrigeration, Crystal Cold, Dometic, Sevel, Consul, Danby, and Unique. The control panel will be labeled with numbers that do not correspond with temperature. The numbers are simply a reference.

It is my belief that the best tool you can own when living full time with a gas fridge is a Remote Digital Thermometer. It allows the user to monitor the inside temperatures without opening the door. If an adjustment to the thermostat is needed, It will alert you either by the alarm or by what the display reads. In the case of the fridge stops working from a lack of gas supply, it may save you hundreds of dollars in groceries.

Stabilizing the temperature is fairly simple. It just takes a little time. Starting at the maximum setting as described in the initial startup, monitor the temperatures of the fridge compartment taking the “true” reading first thing in the morning before the door is opened. When this reading reaches freezing at 32 degrees, start to slightly move the dial toward the minimum setting by approximately 1/12 of a turn. Do this every morning until the temperature reaches your target. My target is usually 34 to 38 degrees.

Slight adjustments from this point can be made to compensate for seasonal changes and usage variations. We like to prejudge the high usage times and lower the temperatures in advance to get a head start on the recovery times. For instance, if you are planning a party or family get together, turn the thermostat toward maximum the night prior to the event.

Seasonal changes will usually demand an adjustment. Not only for temperature, but humidity levels will affect the settings more dramatically. High humidity will also produce more frost on the cooling fins and can reduce efficiency. Defrosting is another area of maintenance that can help with temperature stabilization.
One last note, a full refrigerator of cold food will be more temperature stable during the day than one with less food. It is due to the mass of food versus the mass of air. The food mass will retain the cold whereas the air mass will fall out when the door is opened.

 

About ammonia refrigerators and the absorption system

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What does the Ammonia do in the Absorption System?

Ammonia refrigerators, also known as gas refrigerators, operate from an absorption system that use ammonia as the active key ingredient are made specific as a non electric appliance. Typically you will see these units as propane gas refrigerators in recreational vehicles. Ammonia is the key ingredient among 4 total ingredients within the cooling unit also referred to as the absorption system. Water is the other liquid ingredient. Sodium Chromate is a powder substance that acts as an anti corrosive. This combats the highly corrosive ammonia. The fourth ingredient is Hydrogen gas which pressurizes the system to over 300 PSI. This is also true for ammonia freezers

Another common question is “Will freezing temperatures affect the cooling unit since it is filled with liquid?” The liquid is pressurized by the Hydrogen gas therefore it protects the liquid from freezing. The absorption system can be in use or just static in sub freezing temperatures without adverse affects.

With all 4 ingredients mixed together, the color is a bright yellow/green which is the original color of the Sodium Chromate. This color aids in leak detection. Either in wet form or dry state, the bright yellow/green color showing anywhere on the cooling unit coils will signal a leak. The other tell tale sign of a leak is the smell of ammonia. Ammonia has a very strong odor and is sometimes used in cleaning agents. it can literally take your breath away. In high doses it can be dangerous. For the most part, a propane powered refrigerator is considered safe and have been in continuous use in some cases for over 60 years. Read more about this…

About the Absorption Refrigerator

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What is an Absorption Refrigerator?

What is an Absorption Refrigerator? It is exactly what the name implies. The unit refrigerates by absorbing the warm air from the interior and expelling it to the exterior. Within the gas refrigeration industry, this process is accomplished by using a sealed absorption system containing a solution mixture of ammonia, water, sodium chromate, and hydrogen. The mixture is boiled by a flame usually fueled by either propane gas or natural gas.

The active ingredient is the ammonia which turns from liquid to vapor and back to a pure liquid again. This pure ammonia liquid absorbs the warm air through aluminum plates on the fridge back wall, freezer back wall, and freezer floor. This system uses no motors, compressors, or any moving parts. This is all accomplished by heat boiling the solution and it rising to the top of the sealed system where gravity takes over and allows the liquid to flow through the coil system at a rate determined by slight downward angles of the tubing.

The system is very simple in operation but very complicated in design. A very slight change in angle can alter performance and lower efficiency. A couple percentage difference in the solution ingredients will also change the gas refrigerator performance . Any weakness in a weld will shorten lifespan. All these factors must be correct in order to produce an efficient unit with top performance. Strict quality control is vital toward good production results.

At Warehouse Appliance, we rely on our many years of experience in using gas freezers and fridges, servicing gas refrigerators, and repairing gas fridges, and our warranty records to make the business decision of promoting the best brand. We choose the EZ Freeze brand.

We rate the EZ Freeze quality control as the best in the industry. EZ Freeze is the only company that produces the absorption system in house at the factory. No outside contracting is used in production. Over 50% of the production process is centered around quality checks within the production line of the product. A high pressure flushing occurs immediately after the welding process is complete to remove any weld slag or foreign objects that may be inside of the coils. The absorption system is then baked in an oven to relieve stresses and reduce the risk of stress cracks during its lifespan. The oven baking process also aids in sterilization of the internals of the absorption unit prior to filling. Baking off the oils and impurities. Each unit is then pressurized and leak tested before installation in the cabinet. The EZ Freeze absorption units are all made on a jig and foamed in a mold and are interchangeable at anytime in it’s life span with a new unit. This promotes consistency and reparability. It may seem excessive, but after all, this is the heart of the absorption refrigerator. It is also the most labor intensive part of production so it must be 100% before the unit ever gets to the consumer.

Further down the production line near completion, each unit is tested in the factory “Hot Room” which simulates a harsh operating environment with temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit and high humidity levels. Each unit must pass well within the limits of good food keeping temperatures after this 16 hour torture test. The results are recorded on each refrigerator prior to packaging. No over company within this industry does this.

When asked about these strict quality control issues, EZ Freeze ownership replies “We realize that most of our fridges are used in remote areas. Hard to get to and from areas. It puts a great hardship on the consumer if there is a failure and we just don’t want to see that happen.” Click here to read about the history on propane refrigeration.

EZ-Defrost System for Gas Refrigerators

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Why are all gas refrigerators manual defrost? In order to accomplish an automatic defrost cycle that includes timers and heating elements, the unit must have electric power. This electric defrost cycle puts a large load on the electric supply. Built primarily for use in off grid non-electric locations, the manufacturers of propane gas refrigerators elect not to include this feature. The frost build-up inside of the refrigerator compartment is inevitable and eventually will lower the efficiency of any gas non-electric refrigerator. Depending on a few factors will determine when and how often the off grid refrigerator will need to be defrosted. The humidity in the air, number of door openings, and moisture on groceries will all contribute to frost build up and will vary depending upon the owner and climate. We find that a defrosting schedule can be as often as every 3 months or as little as once a year even within the largest propane refrigeratorEZ Freeze has developed a defrosting method that takes all of the work out of defrosting. It is as simple as turning a dial. The EZ-Defrost System is available on all models.

How do I know when it’s time to defrost my Gas Refrigerator?

Here at WarehouseAppliance.com we have been using propane refrigerators for over 30 years. We have come up with a simple way to determine when defrosting is required. A non electric refrigerator will have aluminum cooling fins located on the back wall of the refrigerator compartment. Humidity will collect on these fins and turn to ice. We monitor these fins and find that when the frost builds up between these fins to the point where there is no air space between the fins due to ice build up, then it is time to defrost.

How does the EZ-Defrost System work?

The EZ-Defrost System includes multiple parts. First is a pan under the cooling fins inside the fridge compartment with drip spout that directs the water to a funnel mounted on the back wall of the fridge interior. The water then funnels out through the back wall and down into a removable tray on the rear of the unit. The tray is designed to either be removed and emptied or left in place where the water will evaporate due to the heated tray holder.

As close to automatic as it gets.

In order to defrost, all you need to do is turn the temperature thermostat dial to a minimum setting in the evening and in the morning the frost in the fridge will be defrosted and drained through the above process. At this point in time all you need to do is turn the thermostat dial back to where it was prior to defrosting. No need to empty the contents of the fridge. No need to turn off the unit. No need to use a hair dryer or hot water to defrost. This is why we call it the EZ-Defrost System.

 

 

Functions of a Propane Refrigerator

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How a Propane Refrigerator Functions

Propane fridge how it works
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When looking into how a propane refrigerator functions we go back to 1820, where English scientist Michael Faraday used liquefied ammonia to cause cooling. And our modern day civilization can credit this early start to effective cooling; as it sets the foundation for today’s refrigerators. Where an absorption ammonia refrigerator or gas refrigerator still functions on the same foundational basis as what Micheal Faraday had started with all those years ago. The mixture that these cooling systems use is a blend of anhydrous ammonia, distilled water, and hydrogen vapor. 

Propane is a byproduct of natural gas processing and a byproduct of refining petroleum, being an inexpensive commercially available fuel source. Lending to the ability to be off grid and yet having the ability to power a refrigerator. Here we analyze how a propane fridge functions by using propane as an effective fuel source.

For cooling in the propane refrigerator the ammonia and water is heated by a propane flame, which is exactly why the propane refrigerator gets its name. The heat from the propane flame then causes the ammonia and the water to vaporize into a steam, traveling through the perk tube. From there the process that this steam follows is to then percolate or perked. This same perking process is very similar to the process that a coffee percolator adheres to. At this stage this is where the inner tube, also known as the perk tube, in the propane refrigerator boiler emits steam as the water bubbles, causing them to move upward.

Between these two mix components; since the ammonia is lighter than the water, the ammonia will turn into steam earlier than the water will. Which then allows for the ammonia steam to be pushed up into a condenser by the hydrogen pressure that is generated, as it is dissipating the heat, leaving the water to fall down into the outer tube; and is then pushed into the absorber tubes which then returns to the mixing tank, also known as the absorber tank.

As the ammonia steam is moving upward through the rectifier and into the condenser tubes; it then turns into a rich ammonia liquid once more. Here this rich ammonia liquid is then pushed into the top of the evaporator tubing. After it is in the evaporator, it then meets the hydrogen gas moving up through the inner tube inside the evaporator. From here this hydrogen gas absorbs the rich ammonia. As the ammonia meets this hydrogen gas here in the evaporator it then creates a chemical reaction. This chemical reaction then evaporates the ammonia, thus making it extremely cold at that point. This is what is called absorbing the heat, or better stated, removing the heat from the refrigerator box. See the image to the right to locate the propane refrigerator parts.

In the meantime, you will find that the water is then being pushed backwards to the absorber coils. At this point this is where the water drops downward to the absorber tank. While this is happening, the hydrogen gas passes upward through the absorber coils and “catches” any ammonia left in the weak water that is falling downward and carries it up to the top of the evaporation system. From there it then drops it into the outer tube of the evaporator. It then flows downward in a mist form causing it to become extremely cold. As it falls down, the rich ammonia returns to the absorber tank, also called the mixing tank. In the absorber tank the rich ammonia mixes with the weak water which allows it to continue with its cycle all over again. Constantly looping through the above processes to generate the cooling effect. With the ammonia serving as the coolant and the water, ammonia and propane serving to provide the continuous flow for the ammonia. 

In summary we learned about the following:

  • Ammonia will cycle through from gas to liquid and this process causes cooling effect
  • Hydrogen vapor or hydrogen gas generated by the boiling water
  • Distilled Water – more dense and heavier than ammonia allowing for the ammonia to boil and steam first
  • Propane – used as the fuel source to generate enough heat to start the cycle and boil the water and liquid ammonia
  • Generator – creating the ammonia gas
  • Separator – separates the ammonia from the water
  • Condenser – this is where the hot ammonia gas cools and then is condensed again to create the liquid ammonia
  • Evaporator – converts the liquid ammonia to a gas thus causing the cooling effect
  • Absorber tank also known as the mixing tank – where the water absorbs the ammonia gas  

An ammonia absorption cooling system is a unique design specifically so that a person can operate independently by using either a propane, natural gas, or butane burner in order to heat the ammonia solution, therefore creating an ammonia refrigerator. Earlier on, there were also many cooling units that used a kerosene burner to heat the solution. This type of kerosene fueled refrigerator is still available on the market, yet its availability is in a limited capacity. 

 Our modern day propane refrigerator technology wouldn’t be possible without the discoveries of Michael Faraday and those early refrigeration mechanics. Our propane refrigerators of today are much improved in efficiency, capacity, fuel efficiency and functionality but we owe our thanks to these early inventors for the beautiful propane refrigerators of modern day. Our propane refrigerators provide options for hunters, homesteaders and more by allowing effective alternatives for off grid refrigeration and food storage. Check out some of our most popular propane refrigerators for your own off grid food storage needs.

Comparisons of Propane Refrigerators

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Compare Propane Refrigerators

When doing propane fridge comparisons, in times past, the SERVEL built in the 1930’s -1950’s lasted for generations due to the fact that their design was made with the intent to last a long time. In later times, the refrigeration units have become more streamline with less heavy duty materials for lighter weight and still have quality performance. An average propane gas refrigerator today will last approx. 15 yrs. By that time the box will be looking quite tattered under normal use.

The older style SERVELS were much heavier in weight than the newer style ammonia cooling systems are. These older units weighed as much as 400- 500 lbs. The newer refrigerators weight anywhere from 150-275 lbs. This again is due to lighter materials and higher quality workmanship. There is also a larger amount of selection available on the market to choose from today compared to 50 years ago.

When SERVEL in Evansville, IN sold out the business to ELECTROLUX, ELECTROLUX then sold it to DOMETIC Corp. in Sweden. The SERVEL name was still being used by DOMETIC until 2005. This refrigerator is now called a DOMETIC refrigerator which is still being produced by DOMETIC.

Some of the newer propane refrigerators for backwoods and off the grid living that are on the market today are ; DIAMOND, EZ-FREEZE, DOMETIC, CONSUL, and DANBY. These are all ammonia absorption systems that run off of either, propane, natural gas, or butane burners. The DOMETIC refrigerator is the only one that is still available with kerosene

The CONSUL and DANBY refrigerators are manufactured in BRAZIL S.A. Both made by the same company.

The DIAMOND and EZ-FREEZE refrigerators are manufactured in the USA. by separate independent companies.

As was mentioned before, an average absorption cooling unit today runs for 10-15 years. The cause of this difference in length of performance compared to the older style SERVELS is based on 1 primary thing. When SERVEL built those huge old refrigerators, the materials used on the cooling units was so much heavier and thicker, thus adding all the extra weight, that they hardly ever rusted out. The evaporator also was galvanized to prevent rusting. Rusting is a primary cause for leakage in the cooling units itself.

There are times in hard, heavy use that an ammonia absorption refrigerator will block up in the boiler section [perk tube] in 5-10 years. When this happens, the refrigerator can be recharged again. This is done by first removing the ammonia solution and then removing the blockage in the perk tube. When the unit is repaired and welded together, the unit is recharged again with new solution.

EFFICIENCY

The gas consumption on a “modern day” gas refrigerator is less than half the amount than an older SERVEL is due to the designing of this cooling system. An average amount of propane used in the older SERVELS was 3-4 lbs. a day. This is approx. ¾ gal. of propane a day. The average amount that the newer style propane refrigerators use is 1 – 1 ½ lbs. a day, an approx. amount in volume @ gal. is 1/3 gal. per day.

The amount of improvements that have been made in the newer style refrigerators [built from the mid 1970’s – today] by improved performance in gas usage is credited wholly to the improved engineering on absorption cooling systems

VENTING

The older SERVELS with their larger burners have been noted to burn much more dirty than the modern day refrigerators do. Since the modern-day propane refrigerators use only ½ the amount of fuel to operate, they are also noted to burn much cleaner. These unburned gas fumes are what they call carbon monoxide [CO]gas. When too much of this gas is emitted into a room, it will create CO poisoning if this level of CO is too high.

The older SERVELS built in the 1930’s – 1950’s were noted to emit up to 1500 parts per million [PPM] of CO gas fumes at the exhaust vent. If this would be emitted into a room 10′-20′, it would emit approx. 300-400 PPM of CO into the building [this amount varies depending on the size of the room]. This amount of CO is in a danger zone for exposure. It is highly recommended to vent an older SERVEL because of this high level of CO emission. This is due mostly because of the the design of the burner setup. The older SERVELS are not legal to operate in CANADA and are discouraged to be used by the USA. The government of United States has set up a system to reclaim these SERVEL refrigerators by paying the owner $100 + disposal costs just to get them off of the market. Many people loved the longevity of these refrigerators that have been used for 70 some years and find it hard to part with these units and therefore, creating more hazard for themselves. This is why the government wants to omit these refrigerators. Any older style SERVEL refrigerators that are still in use today can be disposed by calling, SERVEL ACTION COMMITTEE at 1-800-782-7431.

Any propane refrigerator built in the 1980’s until current are much cleaner to operate. On the average, these refrigerators will omit 20-30 PPM of CO at the exhaust vent tube, which omits approx. .001 PPM of CO in a room. The allowable amount of PPM of CO permitted in a living area is 50 PPM . At this amount of CO in any given area , no one should ever need to worry about CO poisoning with a modern day propane refrigerator.

A propane refrigerator does not generally need to be vented to the outside.

If a homeowner is to box in his propane refrigerator in a kitchen with cabinets built over the top of the refrigerator and around the sides, it is always important to put a vent in the floor towards the back of the refrigerator and on the top of the refrigerator for ventilation so that heat can escape from the cooling system . If this is not done , a refrigerator will overheat, thus causing it to loose efficiency in cooling. Read more….

The Advantages of a Propane Gas Refrigerator

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What are the advantages of a LP powered refrigerator?

A propane refrigerator is an efficient way of cooling food when one is living off the grid. There are many advantages buying a propane fridge. Since there are no moving parts on a propane refrigerator, there are no parts to wear out. With the propane price at $1.859 a gallon, a refrigerator will cost approximately $0.60 a day to operate in warmer climates. In cooler climates such as in northern CANADA , higher altitudes, etc., a refrigerator will operate at approx. $0.45 a day. With this amount of propane gas usage a person should be able to get 20 days of use with only a 20# propane cylinder. This sure beats using a cooler and and carrying ice packs to your cabin every time you get there.

The initial cost to purchase a propane gas refrigerator can be a bit higher than an electric refrigerator but in mancy cases, cheaper than a 12VDC refrigerator. But to compare an electric refrigerator with a propane refrigerator is not comparing apples to apples.  An electric or 12VDC refrigerator runs with Freon and a compressor pump. A propane powered refrigerator operates with a propane gas flame to heat the ammonia and distilled water using hydrogen gas to circulate steam vapor and liquid ammonia to cool it down. No electric lines, inverters or generators are needed to power the refrigerator.

All propane gas refrigerators are hooked up with a 3/8” copper or flexible gas line to feed the gas.  Many people using their off grid cabins part time, hook their propane refrigerator to a BBQ tank with a hose and regulator.

Many people ask me if I were to purchase a refrigerator, which would I choose: electric, 12VDC, or propane?

Most people may think the answer depends on the application. This being true, I personally use a propane powered refrigerator at our house.  The reason why is, in order to live in a house off the grid, I still believe it is the most cost effective to operate a propane refrigerator in the long run. This is based on the amount of maintenance to operate a propane refrigerator versus a 12VDC solar refrigerator. Remember, there are no moving parts on a propane refrigerator, minimal maintenance to use this type of refrigeration unit and also a much longer warranty on a propane fridge. Generally speaking, a gas refrigerator usually needs to be cleaned only twice a year by cleaning the burner area and flue tube. No compressor unit to go bad . No batteries to charge.  No sunshine to worry about.  If you would like a recommendation for the best propane refrigerator for sale, please see our EZ Freeze propane refrigerators.

How to Buy a Propane Refrigerator

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A PROPANE REFRIGERATOREZ Freeze absorption cooling unit

Purchasing a propane refrigerator is not a small investment and buying it from a reliable company is as important as the refrigerators’ quality and durability. You can make your investment worthwhile by choosing a company that is dedicated in providing you with excellent service and assistance when needed. Warehouse Appliance has be around for decades and we’re not going anywhere!  We not only know the best brands to purchase but also know how to set-up, maintain, repair and service all brands of propane refrigerators.

WAREHOUSE APPLIANCE KNOWS ALL ABOUT PROPANE REFRIGERATORS

Warehouse Appliance specializes in offering a wide variety of quality natural gas and propane refrigerators that are available in different sizes, designs and features.  Warehouse Appliance not only offers propane refrigerators but also provides propane freezers, parts and their accessories.

When deciding to purchase the propane fridge or freezer, browse our site and take advantage of the wealth of information published here or just give us a call at 928-636-1955 and we can help with any questions.

OUR CUSTOMER REVIEWS ARE EXCELLENTSee our testimonials page and read what our customers say about us.  Although many of our sales come from internet searches, many sales are a result of a referral or “word of mouth” between neighbors and friends.  It is no accident that we are the authorities when it comes to gas refrigerators sales and service within the USA.  We treat all our customers like they are our neighbors. After all we do all live Off-Grid.

OUR WARRANTY IS UNMATCHED

Each propane refrigerator comes with a warranty that is superior to all others in the industry. The EZ Freeze factory provides the original 60 month warranty and Dynamx, Inc / WarehouseAppliance.com adds an additional 24 month warranty  7 YEARS TOTAL – for the all important cooling unit. Customers facing any technical problems with their propane refrigerators or freezers can contact our staff at Warehouse Appliance with their sales invoice, model and serial number in hand and inform the staff about the issue. We gladly will handle all warranty issues and even non-warranty issues for you.

After viewing detailed information about the features, specifications and warranty details of the propane refrigerator you can purchase it if it suits your requirements and budget. EZ Freeze natural gas refrigerators are also available at Warehouse Appliance and are manufactured in USA by an Amish company that is dedicated to the highest quality and reliability.

Be sure to cash in on our Cash Award Program – giving you $50 for every referral to us! Many of our satisfied customers have already taken advantage of this! It’s a great deal that never ends.

We can ship your new refrigerator to most locations including your residence. Click here for more information or click here to get a custom freight quote.

How We Repair Propane Gas Refrigerators

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Repairing Propane Gas Refrigerators

Are you having continuous problems with your propane gas refrigerators? Seeking professional and a renowned company that can provide you with quality refrigerator and technical service? Warehouse Appliance offers solutions to all your problems in one place. Purchasing the right freezer or refrigerator that has the ability to keep the food fresh is vital for any business or home. We have been sellers of all the major brands of propane gas refrigerators as well as users of these products. We have trained at the factories for service issues. Our staff has over 30 years of experience in troubleshooting and servicing gas refrigerators. This is not just a Discount Supply House, we actually have service.

We offer in shop service at our location. Walk in service with your unit or we can have your unit shipped to our location for a repair and shipped back to you. Our valued customers also get free live telephone service. Our staff can walk you through the diagnosis process and guide you through a fix or repair. We are the only company in the home gas refrigerator industry that has developed and produced Repair & Service DVD’s. Dynamx, Inc has produced a series of Set up, Service, and Maintenance DVD’s for different brands within the industry. The Danby or Consul Repair DVD guides the viewer through a complete gas refrigerator repair service of an actual refrigerator that has been neglected over the years and was considered “dead” by the owner. We brought the fridge back to life in this twenty plus minute DVD. We show all the tricks and tips to keep a Danby Refrigerator or Consul Refrigerator operating like new for years and years to come.

The Diamond Gas Refrigerator DVD set includes a Set-up, Service, & Maintenance DVD along with a Cooling Unit Replacement DVD. If your Diamond gas powered refrigerator suffers from a shortened lifespan or a leaking cooling unit, this DVD will guide you through the replacement procedure of the cooling unit. This brand is not as susceptible to a cooling unit clog failure as other brands, but it is common in the 2005 models and more recent models will have fuse leaks or fill valve leaks. We have also seen many defective welds.

The EZ Freeze brand has the least amount of warranty or repair issues of any brand we have sold through our 30 years within the industry. We offer the Maintenance DVD free of charge to all our EZ Freeze LP fridge customers. It describes typical annual maintenance suggestions as well as the simple set-up procedure.

What you need to know before buying propane gas refrigerators

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How to purchase a Propane Gas Refrigerator

All products that are available at Warehouse Appliance, including the propane gas refrigeratorsare tested in an off-grid living environment before selling the brand to our customers. Warehouse Appliance offers service and we do gas refrigerator repair for a large number of refrigerators and freezers of many well known and renowned brands such as Danby, Consul, Diamond, Crystal Cold, Zero, EZ Freeze, Miller Refrigeration, Blizzard, and many others. We offer a gas fridge that will suit any size family and any lifestyle. Once you have selected the gas refrigerator that best suits your requirements and budget you can order it online by shopping on our site or call our staff at (928) 636-1955 to place the order via telephone.

Our staff will work with you to provide the best shipping method to get the unit to the final destination on time and in tact. You may obtain a shipping quote prior to purchasing by visiting or shipping quote page. We pride ourselves in our years of experience not only in using, servicing, and repairing the refrigerators we sell, but also in the logistics of shipping these fridges to every corner of the world. Our staff goes the extra mile to help prevent freight damage by packing the unit with wood crating on the critical sides. We only use reputable carriers for delivery. Our shipping rates are discounted heavily due to the large quantity we ship with carriers such as UPS Freight, USF Reddaway, OLD Dominion, and Estes Express to name just a few.

After you have received your new unit, our involvement does not end there. We provide each unit with a Set-up, Service, and Maintenance DVD for your education on all these points. The units also include a 28 page owners manual for reference. And best of all is the fact that our staff has trained at all the gas refrigerator factories and have extensive knowledge to answer any of you questions via telephone. We are also users of the product and can help with typical questions regarding everyday living with a gas LP fridge. “Our 30 years of service is at your service”