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- Is your fridge or freezer 10 or more years old? Consider replacing it with an energy efficient model help you save energy.
- When upgrading, look for features including in-door ice and water that will minimize the number of times the door is opened.
- Solids and liquids hold cold temperatures better than air. Keep contents full but organized for airflow.
1Purchase a new, efficient fridge or freezer. Look for the ENERGY STAR® label for efficiency guidance.
2Don't move your old model to your garage or basement. Our Fridge and Freezer program helps by hauling away your old model and providing an incentive plus a kit of energy efficient products to help you save more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do products qualify for ENERGY STAR®? What does it mean?ENERGY STAR® is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Products can earn the ENERGY STAR® label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR® product specifications. ENERGY STAR® qualified products use as much as 50% less energy than standard products.
Where can I find ENERGY STAR® products?You can search for ENERGY STAR® products across many major retailers (e.g. Best Buy, Amazon) and find the best deals. You can compare the total cost of owning a product, which includes both the upfront cost as well as the ongoing costs of operating the product (at your utility rate / usage).
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How can I make sure the product I buy qualifies for available rebates?You can search across the major retailers (e.g. Best Buy, Amazon) for products that qualify for rebates.