3 Things To Consider When Getting A New Freezer

Many individuals today are adding a freezer to their home. But, how do you know what type of freezer to get to best accommodate your needs? As you browse through some of the different options available, here are three things you want to take into consideration before making a final decision.

Cubic feet. 

One of the main things you want to think about is the overall number of cubic feet you are going to need for your new freezer. When looking at overall cubic feet, you should go for about 1.5 cubic feet per person in the home. If there are six of you, an ideal freezer size would be nine cubic feet. You have to take the number of people you have in your family into account when making a final decision on what size freezer to purchase. Remember, that you want to make sure your freezer is always 2/3 of the way full at all times to maximize energy efficiency and prevent wasting money on operating costs.

Upright or chest.

Another thing to look at is what type of freezer you want. You can choose from a chest freezer or upright freezer. An upright freezer is set up so you can open the door and easily maneuver your food items inside. A chest freezer is where you open the lid and put all of your food down into the bottom of the freezer stacked on top of one another. With a chest freezer, you can stack more boxes on top of one another than what you will be able to in an upright freezer. If you are looking to store large bags of ice, you might be better off with the chest freezer because of how deep the freezer is overall in relation to the upright freezer where you would have to try and fit the bag on one of the shelves.


Make sure to ask about what type of warranty you are going to get when purchasing your new freezer. You want to make sure you don't end up with a warranty that doesn't cover your freezer fully. Find out if it is a parts only warranty or if it covers parts and labor. Beyond the regular manufacturer warranty, you also want to ask about any extended warranties that might be available for your new freezer.

By going through the three things above and looking into all of the different components involved, you can make an informed decision about what is in your best interest for your new freezer.