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When can you put your freezer in the shed?

It makes sense to place an (extra) freezer in the basement or shed. You'll instantly have enough space for a large number of frozen vegetables, pizzas, and popsicles. Not every freezer works in a cold environment, though. Whether or not you can place a freezer in the shed depends on the freezer's climate class and the basement or shed's ambient temperature.

How cold is your shed?

To determine whether a freezer will work in a shed, it's important to know your shed's minimum temperature. That's why we recommend hanging a thermometer. That way, you can check how cold it is on a cold winter's day.

I have an insulated shed

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If your basement or shed is never colder than 10 degrees Celsius, it's almost certainly insulated. In that case, a freezer with a minimum ambient temperature of 10 degrees Celsius will be suitable to place in your shed. To find out the freezer's minimum ambient temperature, you should look at the appliance's ambient temperature on the product page. All freezers in the SN, SN-T, or SN-ST climate class have a lower limit of 10 degrees Celsius.

My shed isn't insulated

If your shed isn't insulated, you'll need a freezer that keeps working in a lower ambient temperature. There's no climate class for this temperature yet, but several brands do guarantee proper functioning. Some manufacturers guarantee, regardless of the climate class, proper functioning from 5 degrees Celsius, or even -15 degrees Celsius.

What are the different climate classes?

Minimum temperature (degrees Celsius) Maximum temperature (degrees Celsius)
N 16 32
ST 16 38
T 16 43
SN 10 32

What happens when the shed is too cold for the freezer?

If a freezer in the SN climate class is placed is a room that's too cold, it won't work properly. The maximum freezing temperature will decrease, which means that products won't be stored properly. If the temperature drops below 5 degrees Celsius, the freezer won't be able to freeze at all, causing bacteria to spread and your food to spoil.

Ambient temperature too low?

Do you think your basement or shed is too cold for a freezer? In that case, it's best to insulate the space. That way, you'll prevent the temperature from becoming too low. To make sure the shed isn't too cold, you can hang a thermometer.


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