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    Default Cost of running chest freezers

    are chest freezers expensive on electricty ?

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    We bought a smaller one about 2 years ago and I have not noticed any difference in the electric bill. I know they cost something obviously but it the one we have has a minimal cost.
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    If they are Energy Star rated, they should cost less to run than an upright of the same size. When you open the door, the cold air does not fall out and get replaced with warm air...like what happens with an upright. Get out to an appliance store and compare costs...they all have an energy label on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John O'Reilly View Post
    are chest freezers expensive on electricty ?
    Not for the potential savings they can bring...........and depending on how efficiently you run them...........keep them full. If you don't have the food to fill them up, put milk jugs filled with water in it (allowing room for water expansion). Also.......where you put them. Put them in a cool area of the house, if possible.

    Mine costs me more in the summer...........I have it in the garage and my garage can get pretty warm in the summer.........but will very seldom run in the winter. But that is where I want it.......didn't want it in the basement and no other choice.

    I LOVE my freezer.......and fall in love with it all over again when I come home from a good sale and can put it all in the freezer! I couldn't garden without a freezer.........I would have too much waste.

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    We got our first freezer about 12 years ago,(new). It's a somewhat smaller chest type. I've never noticed a difference on our utility bill.

    We got out second (used), chest type-larger model, about 4 years ago and noticed a difference on the utility bill, but the benefits far outweighed the difference.

    Well, the freezer started having serious issues, so it had to go.
    Last year, we bought a new larger chest type, and it's actually cheaper to run than the older model.
    Although, I wish we would have been able to have gotten an energy star model at the time... It should've been even cheaper to operate.

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    Here is a link to a chart my local utility provides. This lists applliances and how much electricity they use. To figure out how much you'll spend, look at your electric bill and find the KwH fee, the cost per kilowatt hour and calculate. Also whatever energy star or other statement on the appliance (if new) should provide some data.

    https://www.psnh.com/energycalculato...anceusage.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi Dial View Post
    Here is a link to a chart my local utility provides. This lists applliances and how much electricity they use. To figure out how much you'll spend, look at your electric bill and find the KwH fee, the cost per kilowatt hour and calculate. Also whatever energy star or other statement on the appliance (if new) should provide some data.

    https://www.psnh.com/energycalculato...anceusage.aspx

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    Thanks for the link.
    I went to this website and what a shocker. We have 2 king size waterbeds. They cost alot of money to heat. More then I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymomof4 View Post
    Thanks for the link.
    I went to this website and what a shocker. We have 2 king size waterbeds. They cost alot of money to heat. More then I thought.
    Yes, but getting into a heated bed...you can lower the furnace temp drastically at night, or at least we did when we had a heated waterbed.

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