Freezer Running Cost Calculator

Ever wondered how much your fridge freezer costs to run daily and annually? Our easy-to-use freezer running cost calculator provides an instant estimate based on your appliance’s type, size, and energy rating:

Our Freezer Running Cost Calculator

How to Reduce the Running Costs of Your Fridge Freezer

If you’ve used the freezer running cost calculator above, then you might be pleasantly surprised (if you’re lucky). If not, then make sure you’re following these tips to keep your costs in check:

  • Set the Right Temperature
    Ensure your fridge is set between 1°C and 4°C and your freezer is set to -18°C. This optimal temperature range ensures efficient operation without overcooling.
  • Regular Maintenance
    Clean the coils at the back of your fridge freezer every six months. Dust and grime can make the appliance work harder, consuming more energy.
  • Check Door Seals
    Ensure the door seals are airtight. If they’re not sealing properly, cold air escapes, making the appliance work harder.
  • Let Food Cool Before Storing
    Allow hot leftovers to cool to room temperature before placing them in the fridge. This prevents the appliance from using extra energy to cool them down.
  • Defrost Regularly
    Ice build-up can hinder the efficiency of your freezer. Regularly defrosting ensures it runs optimally.
  • Keep It Full, But Not Overpacked
    A full fridge retains cold better than an empty one. However, ensure there’s enough space for air to circulate.

How to Reduce the Running Costs of Your Chest Freezer

If you have a chest freezer, there are a few different things you can do to cut those costs a little:

  • Organize and Rotate Items
    Keeping your freezer organized ensures you can quickly find items, reducing the time the lid is open and conserving energy.
  • Fill Empty Space with Ice
    If your chest freezer isn’t full, consider filling jugs or containers with water and freezing them. The ice helps maintain the cold, reducing the energy needed.
  • Regularly Check the Temperature
    Ensure your chest freezer operates at its optimal temperature of -18°C. A freezer that’s too cold uses unnecessary energy.
  • Position Away from Heat Sources
    Place your chest freezer away from ovens, heaters, and direct sunlight. This ensures it doesn’t have to work extra hard to maintain its temperature.
  • Defrost When Ice Builds Up
    Just like with fridge freezers, ice build-up can reduce efficiency. Regularly defrost your chest freezer to keep it running optimally.
  • Ensure the Lid Seals Tightly
    Check the seal on the lid of your chest freezer. If it’s not airtight, consider replacing it to prevent cold air from escaping.