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This or That Thursday
Upright Freezer or Freezer Chest?
Jul 13, 2017

The ancient freezer chest that can be heard humming in the garage finally kicked the bucket. You don’t want to wait too long before you hit the appliance stores looking for its replacement. Before you hop into the car and drive over to the store to go shopping for a new freezer, you’ll want to know exactly what your options are and how much energy each appliance consumes since this is something that is always plugged in. We rounded up some data that compares how much energy each appliance typically uses to help make the decision easier.

Let’s look at wattage.

15 cu. ft. Upright Freezer = 1240 Watts OR 15 cu. ft. Freezer Chest = 1080 Watts

Conclusion: Considering that both freezers are the exact same size, if you are concerned about energy use, it makes the most sense to buy the freezer chest. The freezer chest will take up more space horizontally in your garage, so if you are less concerned about energy usage and more about saving space the upright freezer would be the right choice for you.



Disclaimer: Above wattage based on watt-hours per day. To estimate the number of hours that a refrigerator actually operates at its maximum wattage, divide the total time the refrigerator is plugged in by three. Refrigerators, although turned "on" all the time, actually cycle on and off as needed to maintain interior temperatures.



Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach is a freelance writer and digital content marketer with a background in journalism, digital reporting, and marketing for numerous industries. She's found her perfect fit at North American Power in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology.