Does running a fridge in a thermostat-electric-heated room cost energy?
October 16, 2020 8:05 AM Subscribe
I was in a Zoom call with my colleagues who were, unusually, at the office. I was going to ask them to unplug our mini-fridge while they were there. But then I thought, the office is going to be heated according to a thermostat all this winter. The refrigerator is doing work which will dissipate into the room as heat, and so the work done by the heating system will be reduced. So is there actually a net increase in energy usage?