Don’t settle. find your perfect match in an ENERGY STAR certified freezer

Energy STAR freezer

Using a freezer to keep bulk food purchases fresh is a great way to save money. But if your freezer is old and/or inefficient, you might be handing over the money you saved (and then some) to your utility company in the form of higher energy bills.

When choosing a freezer, try to find the most energy-efficient model that fits your needs. Selecting an ENERGY STAR certified freezer is a great place to start, but also factor size and style into your purchase decision. Larger freezers will consume more energy, and chest freezers are typically more efficient than upright models because less cold air escapes from the top-mounted door. Be sure to check the EnergyGuide label to compare energy costs before you buy.

Freezers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are at least 10% more efficient than the minimum federal standard

Inefficient, outdated freezers more than 10 years old cost American consumers $940 million per year on their energy bills

Manually defrosting your freezer uses around 50% less energy than the automatic setting

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