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Freezer Tips and Advice

Do:

  • The proper temperature range is between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Buying a new freezer may dramatically reduce your energy bill.

  • Clean the coils with a vacuum or duster every six months to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs.

  • During a power outage a freezer will stay cool for about 48 hours. Don't open the door unless absolutely necessary.

  • Regularly defrost your manual defrost freezer and never chip away the frost.

  • A full freezer is more efficient than a half empty one, but don't overfill it either.

  • Do remove the door of a refrigerator or freezer in storage or prop the door open so that a child cannot close the door.

  • Do keep your freezer upright during moving and storage.

  • Do wait 24 hours after moving a freezer before plugging it in.

  • Keep at least two inches or air space behind your freezer and six inches above it.

  • To reduce freezer burn of foods, seal food as tightly as possible and remove as much air as possible.

Don't:

  • Don't overfill your freezer or it won't freeze as well.

  • Don't chip away frost build-up in your freezer or you may nick the refrigerant line.

  • Don't store your freezer unplugged. Some units require continuous use to ensure proper lubrication of the compressor.

  • Don't tip the freezer onto it's side because oil from the compressor can run up into the coils and get trapped.




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