Thursday, April 23, 2015

Flip your Fridge program - cool idea - literally!

Turn in that old cranky, drippy, energy-guzzler for a sleek quiet more modern version that will save you some cold hard cash:


  • Refrigerators 15 years or older use twice as much energy as a new ENERGY STAR refrigerator.
  • Consumers can save as much as $260-350 over the next five years and reduce their carbon footprint by 7,900 pounds when replacing an old refrigerator with a new ENERGY STAR certified model.
  • Recycling old refrigerators save energy, money and help protect the climate. Keeping all that old refrigerant and foam from getting into the environment could prevent an extra 10,000 pounds of greenhouse gas 
  • The average refrigerator aged 10 years or older contains more than 120 pounds of recyclable steel emissions
  • If all refrigerators sold in the US were ENERGY STAR cetified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $400 million each year and 8 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented. That is the equivalent to the emissions from 750,000 vehicles. 

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=refrig.pr_flip_your_fridge   

Besides your new refrigerator will keep your food fresher with all those new climate control zones and look a lot nicer doing it...quieter too.  Some second hand appliance stores will come and take the beast off your hands. This is one splurge you can totally justify. 

Happy recycling!

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