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An ENERGY STAR® certified freezer uses 10% less energy, on average, than a standard model. Saving energy saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.

Key features

Person opens chest freezer.
  • Manual defrost freezers use half the energy of automatic defrost models, but must be defrosted periodically to achieve the energy savings.
  • A chest freezer is usually more energy efficient, since the door opens from the top and allows less cold air to escape.
  • Advanced insulation and compressors mean today's freezers consume much less energy.


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All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.

Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified freezers (You will be redirected to the U.S. ENERGY STAR website).


Helpful tips

  • Buy the right size freezer. Estimate 130 L (4.5 cu. ft.) of capacity per person in your home. Buying too big means cooling unused space; buying too small means overfilling the space and overworking the cooling system.
  • Give your freezer some space. Place the freezer at least 5 to 7 cm (2 to 3 in.) from the wall to provide adequate airflow, letting heat from the motor and compressor to move away from the freezer and allowing the cooling system to work efficiently.
  • If you have a manual defrost freezer, read your owner’s manual to find out how often it should be defrosted. 
  • When choosing between similar models, take a close look at the EnerGuide label and use this handy comparison tool to learn how much energy they’ll use each year and over the lifetime of the product. And remember… the lower the number the better!
  • Freezers that have earned the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation are the best of the best – they’ll save you more energy than standard models.

Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum

Freezers are subject to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.

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The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.

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