So as part of a Sate Government program, Public Libraries here all have a couple of Electricity auditing kits so we can determine ways to save power.

The 3 things I am going to use out of it to test out my machine is the POwer-Mate (Electricity usage meter) to see how much power it uses per hours/quarter/year after I enter in the kW/h from my power bill. Also going to use the infrared and spirit thermometer to see what the temp inside is.

Have barely used it for an hour (need 24 hours to get an accurate read through several on off cycles), but so far it says it might cost between $150 to $200 per quarter ($600-800 per year)

, but the fridge was still cooling down.

Will be interesting to see. I'm sure if I didn't use a normal fridge, my power bill would be down a lot per quarter, but I know these old fridges use waaaaaay more power. No way I will run this 24/7. Thing is, If I set aside $2.40 per day, should more than cover the extra power needed per year. At 80 cents per bottle, I'll have to drink 3 bottles a day

($800 divided by 365 is $2.20 per day)

You honestly don't think $2 a day really matters, until you think about it over the course of a year. Worth it to have a working Coke Machine though.

Oh, its below $600 per year now on the yearly estimate after almost an hour of running.

EDIT: After 2 hours exactly, it has used 9.92 cents. That means $1.1904 per day , $108.63 per quarter. About $434.50 per year. Honestly, its kind of scary seeing what a fridge can draw. Bring back the old ice box I say, and salt everything

EDIT 2 : After 3 hours, 14.16 cents. $1.1328 per day. Quarterly estimate $103.33. Yearly Estimate $413.59

After 4 hours, 18.18 cents. $1.0908 per day. Quarterly estimate $99.57. Yearly Estimate $398.25

EDIT 3: After 5 hours, 21.83 cents. $1.04784 per day. Quarterly estimate $95.66. Yearly Estimate $382.81

After 6 hours, 26.24 cents. $1.0496 per day. Quarterly estimate $94.55. Yearly Estimate $378.23