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I have a chance to get an Admiral 10 cu. ft. manual defrost upright freezer...for free. Model/serial numbers (and therefore age) unknown.
I'm currently using a 22 cu. ft. G.E. one that I've just learned is a 1980 model. I understand that anything older than 1993 is not energy efficient.
If I find out that the free 10' model is pre-1993 (or whatever its age), how much better off will I be in terms of electricity use and "carbon footprint" damage by downsizing from 22' to 10'?
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If the freezer is newer then the big freezer your use should go down - just due to thefact it is 1/2 the size
We opted for only a 11 cu ft freezer when we bought this house
 

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If the freezer is newer then the big freezer your use should go down - just due to thefact it is 1/2 the size
We opted for only a 11 cu ft freezer when we bought this house
I'd agree - we have just a small 10 cu/ft freezer and it is old, but less of an energy hog than our older mammoth-sized one.

Especially since yours will be free, why not take it. You could test it out for a month, and see if you notice an impact on your utility bill (as long as all other things remain consistent).
 
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