Its not that bad for a 1994 chest freezer. Im off to test a couple of new ones today and see what they start and run at. If the start amps and run amps are lower Ill be switching it out for a new one. I am sure the refrigerator is going down the road as that thing runs all the time and its a wreck to boot. W e will be changing that one first. Our power company is picking up old frig and freezers and giving 150.00 bucks in credit if you buy new energy efficient ones. We will be taking advantage of this deal as well. Im excited as we are getting closer to buying our batteries and inverter.