Dispose of your second refrigerator
Refrigerators from the year 2001 and before use 40% more energy than today's most efficient units. You probably pay more to run your spare, older appliance than your primary one in the kitchen. Recycle your extra refrigerator or freezer for instant energy savings.
Things to think about:
- If you only need the extra refrigerator or freezer space seasonally, unplug the appliance during the times of year it is left empty.
- Rearrange the shelves in your main refrigerator/freezer to maximize space. This may reduce your need for a second appliance. As a bonus, refrigerators operate more efficiently when they are full.
- If you are in the market for a new refrigerator to accommodate your needs, consider buying one that is ENERGY STAR® certified.
- Certain regions may have specific white goods drop-off days. Contact your local solid waste commission for upcoming dates.