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The Green Life: Green Money Savers -- Streamline Appliances

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October 14, 2008

Green Money Savers -- Streamline Appliances

Refrigeratorold Every little bit counts in a strained household budget. This week's tips offer ways to go green while reducing costs.

Tip #2: Get rid of extra appliances--especially refrigerators

A conventional fridge sold in 2001 uses 40 percent more energy than today's Energy Star-qualified models. Yet we have more than 47 million refrigerators operating in the United States that are more than a decade old, and each one of results in an extra $90 or more in annual electricity costs. For a simple interactive guide to recycling older refrigerators (and a cool savings calculator), visit Energy Star's recyclemyoldfridge.com.

Share your stories: Have you streamlined appliances in your home? How else have you cut back on home energy expenses?

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