How to Buy an Energy Efficient Fridge (in 2014)
Advances in technology have transformed refrigerators from giant energy hogs into smaller energy piglets. While still responsible for about 13 percent of your home’s energy use, fridges have ditched bulky insulation for slim line panels, drastically cutting down on their consumption and giving us much more space for the energy we use.
Because of these and other advances, holding off on replacing that “vintage” piece in your kitchen is actually hurting Mother Nature. You may be doing her a bigger favor by replacing it with an Energy Star model, and saving yourself the equivalent of enough energy to light your home for four months. Still not convinced? Try out this Refrigerator Retirement Calculator for the cold hard numbers.
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