Excellent advice. My main fridge has a drawer type freezer. I would like to add a small chest freezer though too, as I'm often running out of room even with two fridge freezers. (the other one is an older stand up one). I will definitely be getting one of those meters ASAP to see where all my power is going, and make smarter decisions. Thanks so much. That ONE tip is even good for anyone whether going solar or not, just to make smarter energy choices.
For those suggesting gas options, nope, don't have gas hooked up, so can't go that route (and the wife is deathly afraid of it).
edit on 19-2-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)