For those that go this route how durable is it. The ranco being a non proportional t-state means it powers on and off (like plugging in and out) the refrigeration unit. does this cause stress on the parts? Also what temp difference do you program. I am very familiar with the ranco as i use them on my snake tanks, just want to know what it does to the refrig unit. is there a better t stat? what temps doe you set freezer at? can freezer actually be turned down to acceptable levels and go without t stat?