An Energy Efficient Refrigerator In Your Kitchen – What About the One in Your Garage?
I have attended many industry talks on the subject of energy efficient kitchen appliances, and I have specified only the really efficient appliances for my clients, but recently I went to a class which focused on that old appliance, probably that extra energy hog refrigerator in the garage. Now, I have heard all of this before… Many times. Haven’t we all. But for some reason this time it really resonated and I took action.
The Story of My Refrigerator
I had a refrigerator in my garage and small chest type freezer in my pantry. Both of them were pre-vintage 76 and they worked perfectly, even if I needed to de-frost them occasionally. They are now history. I bought a small new Energy Smart refrigerator and a small freezer, and then I start to watch the electrical meter. Wow, what a difference!
Energy Efficient Appliances Save Money Fast
I have now had them for about four months, and at the rate that I am saving money, they will both be “paid off” in less than two years. I am now a convert… Really! I encourage you to take a look in your garage and see if you still have have one of these old energy hogs. Maybe it is time to invest in something a little newer… The money you save will be yours.
Carol Woodard, ASID – Woodard and Associates