Keep your freezer full. Consider using large containers of water or ice (or ice cream) to fill your freezer.
Set the temperature of your freezer for only as cold as you need (about -18 °C).
Is your freezer shrinking? Allow no more than 6 mm of frost accumulation. Defrost regularly to keep freezers working their best.
Check the freezer door’s seal by closing the door on a $5 bill. If it’s held tightly in place, the seal’s OK; if not, the door should be adjusted or the seal replaced.
Keep your freezer out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources like a radiator or furnace. Also, avoid cold environments like an unheated porch or garage.
Shopping for a new freezer? Choose an ENERGY STAR® qualified model that is only as large as you need. An oversized unit will waste energy.
Save even more by purchasing a chest freezer rather than a stand-up freezer -- they use 30-50 per cent less energy.
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