Save $500 or more!
We strongly advise you to buy an Energy Star Refrigerator or Energy Star Freezer.
Since these refrigerators consume less energy, you will do a good deed by burdening our over polluted environment less plus you can easily SAVE $500 or more by buying one! How?
See the points below:
So, you can get $200 (or more in some cases) in rebates immediately and then $25 worth of savings per year (for a total of $500 over 12 years) just by buying an equivalent, but Energy Star rated refrigerator. Not to mention you will end up with a better, more efficient refrigerator, with more advanced and quieter compressor, better door seals and insulation, more precise temperature and defrost systems, which will make you happy for years to come.
Since refrigerators are always on, even small improvements in efficiency and energy consumption have great effects in the long run.
If you have a very old unit(20 years or more), buying a new, Energy Star refrigerator can save you even more: for instance, an old side by side refrigerator consumes $300 or more worth of electricity per year! An equivalent Energy Star unit costs less than $60 per year to operate. The difference is a substantial $240 per year. This means a new equivalent side-by-side refrigerator will pay for itself in only 5 – 6 years with energy savings alone and even sooner with additional rebates available on www.energystar.gov.
Free heavy trash pick-up and even rebates for proper disposal or recycling of old units are also available.
Energy Star Logo:
Put the old refrigerator in the basement? Better not. As stated above, the old fridge belongs to a proper recycling facility. Buy a bigger main fridge instead or if you must have it, a smaller, more efficient (yes, Energy Star again) unit – it will pay for itself very quickly due to lower electricity cost. The same is true for your weekend home, RV, boat etc.
Besides being green and saving money, by buying an Energy Star refrigerator you will also send a strong message to manufacturers (and their engineers) that their efforts to develop better and more efficient refrigerators were not in vein.
According to Federal law, all appliances for sale need to have the yellow Energy Guide labels attached. The labels list the refrigerator's running costs = estimated yearly electricity consumption (in kWh) and cost, based on average electricity price. This is a sample refrigerator Energy Guide label:
How to read the label:
2: Estimated yearly running costs based on average electricity price (also listed on the label).
For Energy Star qualified refrigerators, the Energy Star logo is also included on the label.