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Friday, May 23, 2008

Get Rid Of That Old Fridge, Save Money, Save The World

Well, not quite... but CNN and This Old House have some interesting statistics that provide plenty of incentive for tossing that out dated (pre 1993) refrigerator. For instance, "If every American home replaced its pre-1993 fridge with an Energy Star model, we would prevent annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 8.3 million cars." or how about this amazing fact, "Refrigerators qualified under the new Energy Star guidelines use less energy than a 75-watt light bulb left on full time".

Not convinced? The US Department of Energy has created a site,, to aid you in determining how much your inefficient current fridge is costing you, comparing those costs to an Energy Star appliance, and finding a recycling program in your area. What are you waiting for?