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Refrigerator & Freezer Savings
Is Your Refrigerator Running?
Your refrigerator and freezer run constantly. Upgrading to energy-efficient models could save you energy and money. Replace your 10- to 20-year-old fridge—even if it still works—and you’ll use almost 50% less energy and lower your utility bill, too.1
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1 ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy). (2011). Refrigeration. Retrieved October 1, 2012, from http://www.aceee.org/consumer/refrigeration
2 ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy). (2011). Refrigeration. Retrieved October 1, 2012, from http://www.aceee.org/consumer/refrigeration
3 This assumes an electricity rate of $0.17/kWh, Calculated using the ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator: http://www.energystar.gov
4 ENERGYSTAR®, Refrigerators for Consumers: Buying Guidance. Retrieved June 11, 2011, from http://www.energystar.gov
5 Goorskey, Sarah, Wang, K., Smith, A. (2004). Rocky Mountain Institute’s Home Energy Briefs #8 Kitchen Appliances. Snowmass, CO: Rocy Mountain Institute. Retrieved October 1, 2012, from http://www.rmi.org/rmi/pid217. (p. 2)