Saying Good-bye to That Old Fridge


Feb 20, 2014  Comment

Are you looking to get rid of your old fridge? Did you know there’s a program that will not only give you cash towards a new energy efficient refrigerator, but also take away your old one for free?

A few years ago, the Yukon government's Energy Solutions Centre (ESC), with a financial contribution from Yukon Energy, started a fridge retirement program as a pilot project. Over the last couple of years, 246 appliances were retired, resulting in almost 300,000 kWh in energy savings.

Because of its success, ESC and Yukon Energy have decided to continue this initiative. Here's how it works: contact the Energy Solutions Centre and let them know you have one or two old fridges 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 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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