Refrigerators: Cool Savings
To get runaway electric bills under control, pull the plug on energy thieves
Do you have an energy thief in your kitchen that is costing you almost three times what you should be paying? If you have an older refrigerator, perhaps you do. A typical 22-cubic-foot, frost-free, side-by-side refrigerator that’s 19 or more years old is an energy guzzler costing about $24 a month to operate. That same refrigerator costs only $12 to run if it’s a new standard-efficiency model, an impressive 50-percent reduction in operating costs. The same fridge with optimum energy-efficiency costs less than $9 a month, a whopping $15 less than an old refrigerator ($180 savings every year). To get runaway electric bills under control, pull the plug on energy thieves.