How much does a deep or chest freezer cost?
How much does a deep or chest freezer cost?
$350 – $1,100 average cost of a freezer (unit only)
$50 – $150 average freezer installation cost (labor only)
Deep & chest freezer costs
Chest freezer prices are $350 to $800. Upright deep freezer prices are $450 to $1,100. Deep freezer installation costs $50 to $150, including delivery. Compact deep freezer prices are $150 to $450. The price of a freezer depends on the brand, size, type, and the efficiency rating.
|Size (cubic feet)||Price range|
|3 – 5||$150 – $500|
|5 – 7||$200 – $600|
|7 – 9||$350 – $700|
|9 – 11||$500 – $800|
|11 – 13||$600 – $900|
|13 – 16||$650 – $1,100|
|16 – 24||$750 – $1,500+|
*Unit prices excluding installation.
Chest & deep freezer installation costs
Freezer installation costs $50 to $150 on average for labor and delivery.
|Remove & haul off old freezer*||$50 – $100|
|New freezer||$350 – $1,100|
|Delivery & installation||$50 – $150|
|New electrical outlet installation*||$150 – $350|
|Total cost||$400 – $1,250|
Installation cost factors include:
Installation type – Cabinetry work to install built-in deep freezers costs $40 to $80 hourly for a carpenter. Standalone freezers are DIY-install friendly.
Location – Second-story and basement installation costs more for the extra labor time needed to move and connect the unit properly. Handyman prices are $50 to $80 per hour.
Other appliances – Standard appliance installation costs $100 to $350 each for labor.
Cost to remove old freezer
The cost to remove an old freezer is $50 to $100 when buying a new one with delivery from an appliance retailer or home-improvement store. Standalone freezer removal and disposal services cost $100 to $200 on average.
Alternative options include:
Junk removal prices are $100 to $350.
Call local appliance-recycling programs.
Ask the city disposal service about curbside pickup.
List the freezer for sale online, or for free if they pick it up.
New outlet cost for freezer
When installing a new freezer, an electrician may need to install a new outlet, replace an existing one, or install a new electrical circuit. An electrician costs $40 to $100 per hour on average.
The cost to install a new electrical outlet is $150 to $350.
The cost to replace an electrical outlet is $80 to $200.
The cost to install a new electrical circuit is $250 to $900.
Freezer trim kit cost
A freezer trim kit costs $200 to $650 on average, depending on the size and brand. Trim kit installation costs $75 to $125 extra for labor. A trim kit hides the gap between the freezer and the surrounding area, creating a custom built-in look.
Price of a freezer by type
The price of a freezer is $350 to $1,100 on average, depending on the type.
Chest freezer prices are $350 to $800.
Upright deep freezer prices are $450 to $1,100.
Small deep freezer prices are $150 to $450.
|Compact / Small freezer||$150 – $450||
|Portable freezer||$175 – $800||
|Chest freezer||$350 – $800||
|Upright freezer||$450 – $1,100||
|Commercial freezer||$500 – $5,000+||
Cost factors include:
Features – Options like digital temperature control, power-shortage alarms, and smart functions increase freezer costs.
Energy efficiency – An energy-efficient freezer costs more upfront but uses less power for long-term savings.
Warranty – Extended warranties cost extra to cover repairs and maintenance.
Manual vs. automatic defrost – Manual-defrost freezers cost less than auto-defrost units due to their simpler design that uses less energy.
Garage insulation – Spray foam insulation costs $1.00 to $4.50 per square foot or $2,600 to $8,900 for all garage walls. Insulation prevents freezers from damage when temperatures are below 0° or above 110° F.
Brand – High-end brands cost more but typically last longer.
Finish – Stainless steel finishes cost more.
Storage capacity – Freezers with larger interiors cost more.
Chest & deep freezer FAQs
How long do freezers last?
Freezers last 12 to 20 years on average, depending on the quality. A properly used and maintained unit protected from extreme temperatures and humidity lasts the longest. Chest freezers typically outlast upright models.
What size deep freezer do I need?
The deep freezer size you need typically has a capacity of 1.5 to 2.5 cubic feet per person in the household. Each cubic foot holds 30 to 40 pounds of food. The ideal size chest freezer for 1/2 a cow is 8 to 10 cubic feet.
|Size||People in household|
|Small (3 – 6 cubic feet)||1 – 3|
|Mid-size (6 – 10 cubic feet)||3 – 6|
|Large (10 – 20 cubic feet)||6+|
*For freezing lots of bulk items for long-term meal planning, choose one size larger.
Are chest freezers worth it?
Chest freezers are worth it for longer food-storage options with energy-efficient freezing.
Where to buy a deep freezer?
Buy a deep freezer from the following home improvement stores:
Walmart deep freezer prices are $140 to $1,080.
The Home Depot deep freezer prices are $160 to $1,100.
Lowe’s deep freezer prices are $180 to $1,050.
How much does it cost to run a freezer?
The cost to run a freezer is $25 to $60 per year on average, depending on the freezer's size, type, energy efficiency, temperature settings, and local electricity rates.
|Daily||$0.07 – $0.16|
|Monthly||$2.00 – $5.00|
|Yearly||$25.00 – $60.00|
Who installs freezers?
Professionals who install freezers include:
Appliance service technicians
Home-improvement store appliance installers
HVAC and refrigeration companies
Getting estimates and hiring a freezer installer
Before hiring an appliance installer near you, be sure to:
Compare multiple estimates from companies with 5+ years of experience.
Ask if they have appliance-installation credentials or manufacturer training.
If you’re in California, verify their C-38 Refrigeration Contractor License.
Check that the company has insurance, bonds, and business licenses.
Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Request copies of the detailed estimate, contract, and warranty upfront.
Beware of the cheapest quotes that typically result in low-quality service.
Never give a complete payment before work starts.
Questions to ask
How long have you been installing freezers?
Where is the best place in my home to keep it?
Which brand, type, or size do you recommend for my needs?
Can this freezer handle the temperature changes in my garage?
How much would it cost for a built-in freezer that matches my cabinets?
Do you offer a labor guarantee on the installation?
Will I need more power through a new outlet or wiring for this model?
What are my options if I want a more energy-efficient unit?
Which freezers come with child-proof locks or built-in lights?
Do you offer financing plans or installation discounts with a purchase?
Are all labor, materials, and cleanup fees in this estimate?
Do you charge extra for removing an old freezer?