Unboxing our new off grid water heater

This past week I have been busy installing our new off grid tankless propane water heater.  The tankless propane water heater we had before was only a temporary fix that lasted 5 years.  I never intended on using it for so long, but other needs on the homestead kept taking priority.   We are finally … Continue reading Unboxing our new off grid water heater

Evolution of Off Grid Refrigeration

Off grid refrigeration seems to be an elusive topic online.  Many people give up on the idea altogether or try to incorporate a standard refrigerator/freezer and find their stored battery energy gone before the next day begins.  Refrigerators are just inefficient. When purchasing our DC refrigerator and freezer, we thought we were making the logical … Continue reading Evolution of Off Grid Refrigeration

How to turn a freezer into a refrigerator…

How to turn a freezer into a refrigerator in two easy steps.  Plug freezer into a Johnson Controls A19AAT-2C Freezer Temperature Controller, place the temperature sensor into freezer, and done.  In most cases, this would be all that is required unless the entire pantry needs to be reconfigured to handle an upright refrigerator versus a … Continue reading How to turn a freezer into a refrigerator…

What goes up, must come down: a raise in interest rates will bring the economy down

This past week the Federal Reserve was meeting to determine if they would raise interest rates indirectly by raising the federal funds rate.  The FED has not raised the federal funds rate for almost a decade.  If the federal funds rate is raised, it will impact the banks' interest rates on all loans.  Banks will … Continue reading What goes up, must come down: a raise in interest rates will bring the economy down