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AJP, if you load the beer cooler up the unit will maintain a more consistent temp and you will also have a lower humidity. Every time you open the door to the cooler you let in warm air and humidity. And when you shut the door all that warm air and humidity you let in has to be ejected. The more air space the cooler has the more cooling required to remove heat and humidity. More air space=more cooling required=higher electric bill=lighter wallet. If you had less space in your cooler you will see a more stable temp and there will be less humidity to deal with. Fill it with cans or gallons of milk or water bottles or whatever. Also I recently plugged in an old coke machine I have had from 1970 and it cost me $80.00 to operate one month. Old compressors are not efficient at all and I will be changing out the compressor and condenser this winter. I was surprised when I got my electric bill so you might want to check your amp draw on that old cooler.