Energy Star Freezers

When you purchase an energy star freezer you will be getting one of the environmentally friendly freezers and will be doing your best to be living up to a green lifestyle. Not all freezers are energy star freezers. Only the ones that meet certain standards required by the United States government and the Environmental Protection Agency get the Energy Star rating on their labels. The label may be hard to find on some freezers, but you can always ask the salesperson if the freezer you are looking at is an energy star freezer. They will be able to get that information for you before you buy it.

An energy star freezer will use up less energy than any other kind of freezer which in turn can be translated into many dollars saved on your electrical bill throughout the year. However, you will usually have to pay a little more for an energy star freezer when you purchase it. The higher price is quickly recovered by a lower energy bill though. In fact, you can say that the amount you will save on your electric bill will end up paying for your new freezer in the long run. A new energy star freezer will save you hundreds of dollars each year in power usage.

The way an energy star freezer is constructed has a lot to do with how much energy it will use. There is an energy star program that the government is offering that will allow you to upgrade your old freezer for an energy star freezer. You can do your part to cut down on greenhouse gasses if you upgrade to a new freezer that is an energy star appliance. The program provides a rebate or 30% tax credit from the government if you buy one before the end of December 2010. There is another tax credit that will be available after that until the end of 2016.

There are all kinds of consumer guides online that will give you detailed information about the various energy star freezers that are available. Below are just a few of the best brands to buy:

Kenmore
If you are shopping for a chest freezer one of the best brands to buy is Kenmore. They also make upright and under the counter freezers. The Kenmore 16542 is a mid size chest freezer that offers excellent energy efficiency. It has 14.8 cubic feet of storage and features an interior light and two lift out baskets. It only uses 357 kWh of electricity per year. The only drawback is that it does not have a locking chest lid.
The Kenmore Elite White 20.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer 2809 is also energy star rated. It has audible and visual alarms for those occasions when the power goes out. It also has a unique high temperate duration system that will track the internal temperature of the freezer for up to 99 hours. You can enjoy the innovative food protection technology that has gone into this energy star rated freezer.

Whirlpool
The Whirlpool 20.1 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer is energy star rated. Some of its features also include the monitor and alarm sounds that let you know when the temperature in the freezer gets below a safe level. It has easy to reach up front controls and a fast freeze setting.

GE
GE 14.8 cu. ft. Chest Freezer is also a good choice if you are shopping for a chest freezer. It gives you a lot of space for buying in bulk and also features 4 slide out baskets.

These are just a few of the energy star freezer brands that are on the market. There are numerous others. You can find most brands online and read reviews about them before you buy a new freezer.

This Energy Star Freezers Review is Written/Updated on Mar 13th, 2011 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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