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