Follow these guidelines to reduce the amount of energy your freezer uses:
- Set the appropriate temperature.
Keep the temperature at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Avoid extreme temperatures.
Unless you live in a mild climate, keep your freezer indoors, such as in the basement. Extreme temperatures are hard on the compressor and can reduce the life of your freezer.
- Allow air circulation behind the freezer.
Leave a few inches between the wall or cabinets and the freezer.
- Check the door seals.
Make sure the seals around the door are airtight. If not, replace them.
- Keep the door closed.
Minimize the amount of time the freezer door is open.
If you buy a new freezer, be sure to recycle your old one. Many appliance retailers will pick up and recycle your old freezer when you purchase a new one.