Cash for clunker refrigerators

August 21, 2009 12:30:12 PM PDT
The Long Island Power Authority is applying the Cash for Clunkers program to old inefficient refrigerators. LIPA is offering its customers - through September - a $75 rebate when they purchase a standard-size Energy Star refrigerator larger than 7.5 cubic feet.

The program will be expanded later and will offer customers an additional $30 to help remove and properly dispose and recycle the old fridge.

In most households, LIPA says the refrigerator is the single highest energy-consuming kitchen appliance.

It says Energy Star-qualified refrigerators are 40 percent more efficient than models sold in 2001.


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