How it Works
A stand-alone freezer is
designed to maintain safe frozen food storage at 0°F. These freezers are often
located in the kitchen, basement or garage. The two types of stand-alone
freezers - upright and chest freezers - come with
different benefits and drawbacks. The upright freezer is easy to organize and
takes less floor space while the chest freezer is typically more energy efficient and can hold more food per cubic
foot. Modern freezers are equipped with door alarms to alert you when the door
What Can Go Wrong?
A sudden rise in temperature can occur, causing softening
and thawing of any food you’re storing. This can be an indicator of a
thermostat problem, compressor issue or fan failure. A professional repair
technician may be needed to diagnose and fix these problems.
High efficiency, medium sized
models use about 400 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, producing about 610 pounds
of carbon dioxide (CO2)