Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used Part 3
How We Minimized Standby Usage
Every new refrigerator is sold with a bright yellow "Energy Guide" label affixed to the door. The label lists the refrigerator's energy consumption (translated confusingly into dollars per year) and compares that unit to other, similar models. [continue reading]
The Michigan Public Service Commission examined the potential of picking up operating, second refrigerators in the mid-1980s. [continue reading]
Florida's hot and humid climate challenges even the best refrigerators. Not surprisingly, refrigerators guzzle a lot of electricity in Florida. [continue reading]
Utility bill stuffers direct customers to clean their refrigerator coils in order to save the customers a few dollars and the utility companies a few power plants. [continue reading]
As part of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) high efficiency refrigerator program, the district offers an incentive of $100 to customers who trade in an older refrigerator in conjunction with the purchase of a new model. [continue reading]
There it sits, the faithful old refrigerator. It's 15 years old, the vegetable crisper compartment is warped, the gaskets are cracking, the door doesn't close perfectly, and the shudders at the end of each cycle seem to be more wrenching than in the past. [continue reading]
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