Choosing a Unit
Choosing a Unit
Below is information to help you decide if a residential unit will meet your need. However, if your lab needs a lab grade refrigerator, fortunately there are now options to consider at this Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers ENERGY STAR site.
CU Green Labs suggests that for an energy efficient -20 ⁰C freezer that is also economical you consider either an Energy Star residential style freezer (auto defrost) or a non-Energy Star residential manual defrost freezer. You can find these type of units from stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, and Sears.
CU Green Labs can assist you with finding an energy efficient ULT freezer. Please reach out to us so we can help you, as there are many options and various manufacturers to choose from. Check out the ENERGY STAR rated ULT freezers. Incentives towards these ULT freezer units are only availabe to CU Boulder labs and only for the most energy efficient ULT freezers at the Energy Star site.
Sercom Scientific Equipment Repair
Fort Collins Office: (970) 482-8410
Denver Office: (303) 573-7266
Sienco Instrument Repair in Aurora, CO
Phil Bish, 303-934-1084
Facilities Management will change filters, freezer batteries, and provide basic troubleshooting (not repairs) for a fee. Facilities Managment provides Preventative Maintenance (PM) on your freezers, on an annual basis, if your freezer has been tagged with an equipment number. Contact Robin Arellano-Valles at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your freezer is on the PM schedule.