Temperate confusion

We have a small refrigerator in the garage. It holds beer, mainly. Just before dinner, I went to grab a couple of brews to enjoy with dinner.

It’s was 29 degrees outside when I did this. That means our garage was probably somewhere in the low 40’s or even high 30’s. I’m pretty sure the fridge stays at around 45 degrees or so, give or take.

So my question is, why was the fridge running when I got the beers? If it’s colder in the garage than the fridge keeps its interior, why would it need to cold down? Or was it heating up its insides?

These are the kinds of questions that keep me up at night. Wake me right out of a sound sleep. Fortunately, beer helps me sleep a little bit. So does scotch, and since I keep that at room temperature, I don’t worry about it at all.



  1. Anonymous on March 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

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