Chest Freezer - Minimum Air Clearance Requirements
For proper air circulation and correct installation, some appliances must have air clearances around the product. Installations can vary, so checking the installation instructions to determine space requirements for your specific model is recommended.
The following are general minimum air clearances for chest freezers:
3 inches of clearance on all sides.
3 inches of clearance at the back.
The best source of information about the installation of a chest freezer, including the required clearances, is the Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions. Chest freezers perform more efficiently when they are installed properly.