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Monday, November 30, 2015
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Replace your refrigerator: Thanks to recent improvements in insulation and compressors, today's refrigerators use much less energy than older models. Refrigerators that hold ENERGY STAR® certification are about 9-10 percent more energy efficient than models that meet the federal minimum energy-efficiency standard. By replacing your old refrigerator with a new ENERGY STAR model, you can save $35–$300 on energy costs over its lifetime. The U.S. Department of Energy says about 170 million refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers are currently in use in the U.S. More than 60 million refrigerators are over 10 years old, costing consumers $4.7 billion a year in energy costs. If all refrigerators sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $400 million each year. Also, eight billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, which is equivalent to the emissions from 750,000 vehicles. Take the Replace your Refrigerator Challenge today by clicking on the link below. You will see how much energy and money you can save and how many carbon dioxide emissions will be eliminated. All savings are estimated based on an average 1,500-square-foot home in the LES service area.
107 kWh saved
about $7.81/month or about 8% of your electric bill

a 203.5-pound
reduction in CO2 emissions
963 kWh saved by 9 participants
enough to power 1 houses for a month

a 1,832-pound

reduction in CO2 emissions by 9 participants
Cumulative impact on the LES service area from all challenges since Nov. 15, 2011: 551 participants have saved 36,208 kWh — enough to power 36 houses for one month — and have reduced CO2 emissions by 55,558 pounds. VIEW ALL CHALLENGES
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