How to Calculate How Much Energy Your Freezer Uses

Have you ever wondered if it is worth replacing the fridge or freezer in your garage? We have an old freezer in our garage and I decided to research if it was worth keeping or maybe replacing.

If you want to find out how much energy your fridge or freezer uses compared to a new one use this calculator on the Energy Star website. (Click over to use the site, the image below is just a screen shot)

After a quick calculation I realized it was actually cheaper to keep our old freezer rather than replace it. I was surprised but happy I didn’t spend a few hundred dollars on a replacement that wouldn’t save me enough money to justify the cost.

Before making a big purchase it is always smart to calculate your savings or costs. You might actually save money by not replacing your old appliances.


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Comments

  1. Mandie says:

    I was surprised too! Keeping our old one. Thanks!

  2. Johanna says:

    This is one of the most helpful posts I’ve ever seen! Thanks!

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  3. Kyla Johnson says:

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this link! We calculated it up and based on what we are paying out now (according to that site) and what we would save buying new, a new freezer would completely pay for itself in 4 years!!

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