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Our POWER MOVES appliance recycling program makes energy savings quick and easy. And good thing, because that old refrigerator or freezer in your garage may be great for keeping your soda pop cold or last year’s venison chili frozen, but it’s probably costing you a small fortune.

That’s because it could be using up to five times more electricity than new models, which could mean an extra $150 or more each year in extra electricity bills!

Now POWER MOVES will pay you to kick that clunker to the curb. We’ll pick up your old fridge or freezer FREE—and give you $35. We then recycle more than 95 percent of the materials from your old appliance and dispose of any hazardous materials according to EPA guidelines.

You have everything to gain by losing that old refrigerator or freezer. And to really make that change count when you’re replacing rather than retiring a refrigerator or freezer, get all the benefit you can by buying the smallest unit that will work for you, looking for the ENERGY STAR label, and checking the Energy Guide to find the one that uses the lowest number of kilowatt hours (kWh) per year.

Schedule your appliance pick-up today by calling (877) 395-5535 or by signing up online here.

*Participating cooperatives only

What happens to the fridge, anyway?

Recycle your old refrigerator, and it never dies but gets new life as rebar, asphalt, and a host of other products. We followed one fridge’s journey from energy-sucking deadbeat to rebirth.

 

 

General

  • Energy Saving Tip #335

    To warm up, just add water.

    Humidity just feels warmer. Using a humidifier can enable you to turn back your thermostat without feeling the difference.

  • Energy Saving Tip #112

    Is your oven lying to you?

    Very few ovens run true to the temperature on the dial. The small cost of an oven thermometer could save you lots of money and energy—and dry pot roasts. 

  • Energy Saving Tip #207

    Your décor may be costing you.

    No matter how great that end table looks, if it’s blocking a vent, it’s gotta move. You make your system work harder when you keep air from flowing freely.

  • Energy Saving Tip #429

    Find the energy garlic to defang energy vampires.

    If it has a remote control, it uses power even when it isn’t on. Plug your television, DVD player, stereo, or anything else that might secretly suck energy into a power strip that you can turn off when you aren’t using that equipment.

  • Energy Saving Tip #438

    Duct tape is good for everything but ducts.

    If your ducts have holes or separated joins, you need to seal them, but use mastic, butyl tape, or other heat-approved tapes. Duct tape just won’t hold up to the challenge. 

  • Energy Saving Tip #247

    Where there’s lint, there may be fire.

    A blocked dryer vent is a fire hazard at worst and an energy suck at best. Keep your vent clear to keep your dryer working efficiently. 

  • Energy Saving Tip #228

    Look past your family to find the real culprit of spots.

    Dirty spots on your ceiling or carpet can be a sign of air leaks at wall and ceiling joints or floor/wall joists. If you find ’em, caulk ’em—and keep your heated or cool air inside.

  • Energy Saving Tip #278

    Become comfortable with the unknown.

    Your muffins will do just fine without you—better, in fact. Because every time you open your oven door to peek, the temperature drops 25° F. Bringing the temperature back up requires time and energy you wouldn’t otherwise need.

  • Energy Saving Tip #111

    Extra-dry applies to wine, not clothes.

    Keep an eye on your clothes so that you don’t keep your dryer running even after the load has dried. If you’re in the market for a dryer, look for one with an electronic sensor that shuts off the dryer when clothes are dry.

  • Energy Saving Tip #212

    Your fridge should be sealed up like Fort Knox.

    Refrigerator and freezer doors that aren’t tightly sealed mean you use a lot more energy to keep food cold. If you can easily move a dollar bill after shutting it into the door, it’s time to replace your seals.