If your refrigerator is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a new, energy-efficient model. Thanks to recent improvements in insulation and compressor technology, today’s refrigerators use significantly less energy than older models. But how do you know which models will maximize your energy savings? Look for the Energy Star label, of course! Here’s a look at how Energy Star certified refrigerators will help you cut your energy bills.
Lower Energy Consumption
Energy Star certified refrigerators use about 20 percent less energy than non-certified models, and significantly less than refrigerators that are over 10 years old. Compared to new standard models, Energy Star certified refrigerators will cut your energy bills by more than $125 over its life. By replacing your old fridge with a new Energy Star certified model, you can expect to save up to $1,100 on energy costs over its lifetime.
To cut energy consumption, Energy Star certified refrigerators need to do a better job at staying cold than standard models. Improved insulation and tighter seals help keep the inside of an Energy Star refrigerator colder, longer. Not only will this help cut down on your energy bills, but it can also keep your food fresher. In other words, an Energy Star refrigerator may also help cut down on your grocery costs each year.
Tax Credits and Rebates
There are tax credits and rebates established to encourage the purchase of Energy Star certified appliances. Here in Concord, for example, Pacific Gas and Electric is offering a $50 rebate for anyone who recycles their old refrigerators and freezers. It’s not much, but it might just give you the motivation to finally replace your old refrigerator.
For the best value on Energy Star certified refrigerators, come to Friedmans Appliance . Visit our Pleasant Hill showroom today to find out why we are one of the leading appliance stores in the Concord and Walnut Creek areas. You can also browse our selection of quality home appliances on our website. If you have any questions, please call us at (925) 265-8402.