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Freezer and fridge stop working when home temp is cold

We're wondering if there is a freezer, which will work even when home temp is cold. We store quite a bit of produce for the winter, but have lost entire harvests due to cold home temperatures while we're away for the holidays. We don't really have a way to keep the house warm at those times, and I'm guessing it can get down to 15 or 20 F. Additionally, we plan on switching to solar, so we're looking for low-energy models.

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Ketner1 what you are looking for is an old style freezer. They ran so hot that they didn't care what the temps in the garage was. Here is a suggestion. I am not sure what kind of freezer you have had, but look for one that doesn't have a coil on the back of it. Freezers with the condenser in the cabinet work well at the temps you are looking for, however they don't work well in garages at 90 degrees, then they just transfere the heat to the inside of the freezer. This is the style my parents use and theirs is in a storage shed with no heat.

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