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Ontario Power Authority will haul away your old refrigerator for free

December 30, 2009

Book your appointment with the Ontario Power Authority to have your old refrigerator hauled away for free. Go to

Book your appointment to have your old refrigerator hauled away today.

Book your appointment to have your old refrigerator hauled away today.

http://everykilowattcounts.ca/residential/fridge/ to see if you qualify for this free service. The OPA will make sure your refrigerator is recycled in an environmentally-responsible way and very little will be sent to a landfill waste.

According to the OPA website, you can save $120 – $150 a year off of your electric bill when you switch to a new ENERGY STARĀ® refrigerator.

Some additional energy efficiency tips you can follow:

  • Don’t overfill the refrigerator – this blocks air circulation.
  • A full freezer will perform better than an empty one.
  • Clean your refrigerator’s coils (in the back) and air intake grill (below the doors) every 3 months.
  • Allow hot foods to cool before putting them in the refrigerator.
  • Keep refrigerators and freezers out of direct sunlight, and allow at least 5 cm all around the unit.

You can also have that old air conditioner or dehumidifier hauled away and recycled as well.

  • Window air conditioners and dehumidifiers must be:
  • in working condition
  • 10 years of age or older
  • window air conditioners must be removed from the window prior to pick up and placed near a power source.

For more help, visit http://everykilowattcounts.ca/index.php