Energy Efficiency for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

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Using energy efficiently is a sound business practice that improves profitability, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and conserves natural resources. Operators can find ways to save energy and boost the overall by learning more about ENERGY STAR options.

ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary labeling program managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Choosing ENERGY STAR labeled refrigerators and freezers can help operators can save money annually and over the equipment lifetime. In addition, many utilities also offer rebates to offset the purchase price of ENERGY STAR equipment.

Refrigerators and Freezers
ENERGY STAR certified commercial refrigerators and freezers offer average energy savings of 30% percent compared to standard models.

Cost-Saving Tips for Refrigerators and Freezers

  • Look for the ENERGY STAR labels
  • Turn off door heaters when possible
  • Inspect and clean the coils
  • Set defrost timers
  • Replace worn gaskets
  • Ensure adequate airflow around the unit
  • ENERGY STAR certified commercial refrigerators and freezers can save:
  • $60 for electricity annually (per solid door refrigerator) or $70 annually (per transparent door refrigerator)
  • $180 for electricity annually (per solid door freezer) or $330 annually (per transparent door freezer)
  • $560-$700 over the product lifetime (refrigerators)
  • $1,700-$3,300 over the product lifetime (freezers)


The ENERGY STAR commercial refrigerators and freezers specification covers a wide array of solid, glass, and mixed solid/glass door (hybrid) product types, including reach-in, roll-in, or pass-through units; merchandisers; under counter units; milk coolers; bottle coolers; and beer-dispensing units. Some ways that manufacturers have increased the efficiency of certified products include improved insulation and components, such as; high-efficiency compressors, improved coil design, and efficient interior lighting. ENERGY STAR refrigerators and freezers also emit less heat into the kitchen compared to standard models.

ENERGY STAR certified commercial refrigerators and freezers can save:
• $60 for electricity annually (per solid door refrigerator); $70 annually (per transparent door refrigerator)
• $180 for electricity annually (per solid door freezer); $330 annually (per transparent door freezer)
• $560-$700 over the product lifetime (refrigerators)
• $1,700-$3,300 over the product lifetime (freezers) ENERGY STAR certified commercial refrigerators and freezers can save: $60 for electricity annually (per solid door refrigerator) ; $70 annually (per transparent door refrigerator)

For more information about ENERGY STAR, please visit: ENERGY STAR® Guide for Cafés, Restaurants, and Institutional Kitchens.

Click here for special offers and rebates on Commercial Food Service Equipment from ENERGY STAR partners.

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