Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Energy Efficiency Part 5 Refrigerators

You have to love the refrigerator. You buy it, plug it in and it works every minute of every day for an average of 12 years. I remember talking to a cab driver who was angry that his refrigerator only lasted 10 years. Meanwhile he replaces his cabs every 3 years, because he drives them 7 hours a day. Perhaps, the only reason to replace a refrigerator or(any product that works) is efficiency. Consider the statistics:

Replacing a refrigerator bought in 1990 with an EnergyStar model will save enough money to light the average household for four and a half months

EnergyStar refrigerators require about half as much energy as models manufactured before 1993

EnergyStar refrigerators use at least 15% less energy than required by federal standards and 40% less energy than conventional models sold in 2001

Now, the old refrigerator downstairs, the one holding a couple of 6 packs. Hopefully, its good beer, because the refrigerator is probably costing upwards of $350 to operate per year.

Enclosed are some energy saving tips

Fridge Tips

The Green Project At Yale..."Saving money and the environment one product at a time"
Green Project

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