Yukoners can now save energy and money by getting rid of their old but working refrigerators and freezers. Yukon Energy and the Yukon government's Energy Solutions Centre are partnering on a fridge and freezer retirement program. Here's how it works: contact the Energy Solutions Centre (ESC) and tell them you have one or two old fridges or freezers that you'd like to get rid of. The appliances must be in current use and they must be five or more years old. ESC will arrange for up to two appliances to be picked up and taken to the landfill. They'll pay the landfill tipping fee and you'll receive $50 towards the cost of each new fridge or freezer that you purchase!
Most homeowners aren't aware that it can cost $100 or more per year to run an older fridge. This program doesn't just give financial incentives off the top, but it also provides ongoing energy bill savings, as the new energy efficient appliances require less electricity.
Call The Energy Solutions Centre at 393-7063 or toll free in Yukon at 1-800-661-0408 ext. 7063 to register for this program. You can visit their website to get further details.
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