EPA knows that many partners rely on ENERGY STAR for energy efficiency facts to use in their promotional materials.
Follow the links below for current product-specific facts from ENERGY STAR. Please contact your account manager if you do not find what you need.
3. P. RECYCLING REFRIGERATORS
- By properly recycling your old refrigerator and replacing it with a new refrigerator that has earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save between $150 and $1,100 and prevent 3,000 to 25,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
Note: Refrigerator dollar savings are based on replacing a pre-1993 or post-1995 refrigerator over the products lifetime (12 years). GHG emissions savings are due to recycling a pre-1993 and post-1995 and due to the energy savings from replacing the unit with an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator.
Source: U.S. EPA
- Recycle your old refrigerator and save more than $300 in utility bills over the next five years.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Average energy consumption of a post-1993 fridge: 573 kWh per year, Refrigerator Market Profile, 2009.
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Updated: June 2013