Choose an efficient freezer

Why? A stand-alone freezer can be one of the biggest energy consumers in your home, using more electricity annually than any other appliance except your refrigerator.
What to look for:
  • ENERGY STAR® qualification. These units use up to 10% less energy than comparable non-qualified models.
  • Consider various sizes and styles. Larger freezers generally cost more to operate, so think about your storage needs and buy the smallest model possible. Also, consider a chest freezer instead of an upright model. They allow less cold air to escape when you open them and are more energy efficient.
  • Manual defrost models. These use about half the energy of automatic defrost models.
  • The EnergyGuide label. Use it to compare models and estimate their operating costs.

Things to think about: Freezers have to work harder to keep food cold when the surrounding air is very warm. Consider placing your freezer in the basement instead of the garage, if possible.

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Save up to $10 per year, plus get a ComEd rebate

Offers and Incentives: $50 ComEd Rebate.  Rebates are available on ENERGY STAR certified freezers (≥ 7.75 cubic feet) purchased Janaury 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.  For more information visit