I am curious as to how long my keezer should be cycling. I wired the ever popular STC-1000 temp controller. At first I measured air temp with 1 degree variance, it cycled in 20 minutes with the compressor running for 1.5 minutes. I read a bit, and decided it must be cycling too quickly. So I insulated the probe to a water bottle, probably about 20 oz. I changed the differential to 3 degrees and set it a bit cooler. Now it cycles for 4 hours and 45 minutes with the compressor running for 28 minutes.
Do I need to find a happy medium? I could change the variance and keep the water bottle.
I am asking because it seems that cycle times and compressor running times determine the life of the actual freezer.