- The technology inside old refrigerators and freezers is often so outdated it requires three times more electricity to operate compared to newer models.
- Unplugging and properly recycling old refrigerators and freezers can save up to $150 annually on a customer's energy bill.
- A 20-year-old refrigerator or freezer consumes up to 1,400 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually; a new refrigerator or freezer consumes between 400-500 kWh annually.
- The avoidance of carbon dioxide emissions as a result of recycling 25,000 refrigerators is equal to removing 50,000 cars from the road for a year.
Duke Energy Touts Benefits Of Appliance Recycling
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