3. K. FREEZERS

  • Freezers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are at least 10 percent more energy efficient than the minimum federal standard.
    Source: U.S. EPA
  • An ENERGY STAR qualified freezer costs less than $50 a year to run, on average.
    • An ENERGY STAR certified chest freezer uses about 290 kWh or $30 per year to run, on average.
    • An ENERGY STAR certified upright freezer uses about 570 kWh or $60 per year to run, on average.
      Source: U.S. EPA
  • A new chest freezer that has earned the ENERGY STAR uses less energy than a 60-watt light bulb.
    Source: U.S. EPA
General Fact:
  • An estimated 35 million freezers are currently in use in the United States. Over 16 million freezers are over 10 years old, costing consumers $910 million per year on their energy bills.
    Source: U.S. EPA

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Updated: June 2013