A standalone freezer is a box powered by electricity used to freeze food similar to a refrigerator freezer, standalone freezers typically provide more space than fridge freezers. Older freezers will use over 100% more energy than newer Energy Star rated models. A modern freezer will use between 30 and 100 watts of power depending on size, indoor temperature & efficiency. For a typical modern 15 Cu. Ft. freezer about 300 kWh is used annually or an average of 35 watts, this power consumption is already factoring compressor cycles and yearly temperature changes in the northern hemisphere. You may experience significantly higher energy use depending on when, where and how energy measurement is done on a standalone freezer.
Click calculate to find the energy consumption of a standalone freezer using 35 Watts for 24 hours a day @ $0.10 per kWh.
Hours Used Per Day: Enter how many hours the device is being used on average per day, if the power consumption is lower than 1 hour per day enter as a decimal. (For example: 30 minutes per day is 0.5)
Power Use (Watts): Enter the average power consumption of the device in watts.
Price (kWh): Enter the cost you are paying on average per kilowatt hour, our caculators use the default value of 0.10 or 10 cents. To find an exact price check your electricity bill or take a look at Global Electricity Prices.
If you are using an older freezer, we recommend you consider a modern more efficient model as older models can use significantly more power. Keeping a standalone freezer in the cooler part of the house such as the basement will help reduce energy, as a freezer will need to work less to sustain a cold temperature. Freezers can be very effective in helping you preserve food, cooking food in large batches and freezing or refrigerating can help you save energy and money.
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