Cost to Install A Deep Freezer

Typical Range:

$180 - $1,800

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated November 17, 2021

Written by HomeAdvisor.

It costs $600 to $950 on average to install a chest freezer including labor costs. The bulk of the price is installation fees and the total cost ranges based on size, extra repairs or requested services, and finish type.

Average Chest Freezer Costs

Below are some typical prices, not including installation and labor fees:

Low Cost$180
Average Cost$250
High Cost$1,800

Chest Freezer Costs

Typically, the cost of a 14-cubic-foot chest freezer is $500 to $700. Labor fees for delivery and installation cost roughly $100 but depend on where you choose to install the freezer. Depending on the chest freezer size, location, and any additional features requested, installation costs can range from $100 to $250.

Chest Freezer Cost by Size

Your project’s total cost depends on the size of the chest freezer. Below are some average prices based on size (cubic feet).

Chest Freezer Size

Chest Freezer SizeAverage Cost
3 - 4 cu. feet$150 – $300
5 - 6 cu. feet$200 – $500
6 - 7 cu. feet$500 – $1,700

Chest Freezer Labor Costs

Typically, the cost to hire an appliance installer ranges from $70 to $500 for labor fees only. Your professional will charge extra fees if you need any additional repairs or services.

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Common Additional Costs

There are several features you may request when installing a chest freezer, all of which will add to the total project cost.

Insulation and Pest Control

You may need to construct a separate space for your appliance since a chest freezer needs to be somewhere dry and well-ventilated. On average, the cost to install insulation is between $0.30 and $1.50 per square foot.

Note: If you have a pest or rodent problem, you also may need to hire a professional exterminator. The cost to hire pest control is $112 to $261 on average.

Hauling Away Old Freezer

If you’re getting rid of an old freezer, you’ll want to contact and hire an appliance removal service. On average, the cost to remove an appliance is around $100, but varies depending on the extent of the job and the type and size of the appliance.

Freezers and refrigerators contain freon gas, which helps keep the temperature low. This gas poses a threat to the environment, which is why it’s important to hire a waste removal service.

Extra Outlet

When bringing in a new appliance, you may need to get a new outlet or replace an old one.

Typically, the cost to replace or install an outlet is somewhere between $133 and $295.

Since replacing/installing electrical outlets is a job that poses safety hazards, you should hire a local, licensed electrician for the job. On average, electricians charge $40 to $100 per hour.

Trim Kit

If you want to spruce up your fridge area, you might consider getting a trim kit. Trim kits cost roughly $200 to $500. A trim kit serves to remove the gap between the refrigerator and surrounding area. This feature is often made from steel and helps create a smoother look.

Air Filter

A refrigerator air filter does exactly what its name indicates: it filters the air inside your refrigerator, ensuring the air passed around is fresh. This consequently preserves your food for longer. On average, refrigerator air filters cost $10 to $50.

Professional Inspection

Sometimes it’s a good idea to get a professional inspection if you’ve been storing your chest freezer for some time. You want to ensure there wasn’t any damage, especially since these appliances can rust. It’s also important to make sure all the wires are intact. The cost to get a professional inspection on average is $100 to $150.

FAQs About Chest Freezers

How long do chest freezers last?

Chest freezers typically last for longer than upright freezers because they tend to have fewer issues such as leakage and overheating. You should expect your chest freezer to last for 15 to 20 years, while upright freezers tend to last 10 to 15 years.

Are chest freezers worth it?

Chest freezers generally allow you to store more food and are an affordable option. If you have the space, chest freezers could be a great way to increase the volume of food you store. Plus, they’re more energy-efficient than most other options.

Where should I install a chest freezer?

Common places to install chest freezers are the basement, garage, and laundry room. Since they take up ample floor space, you’ll probably want to install a chest freezer in a room where you don’t need a whole lot of space.

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