Recycling is a Lifestyle
Recycling opportunities abound: Check out this fascinating report on recycling almost everything in your kitchen — from food waste, product containers and appliances.
Everything old is new again: For the collector in you, some manufacturers are coming out with new, energy-efficient appliances in vintage, mid-century modern styles. If you love mid-century modern, you'll heart this trendy example of a vintage refrigerator revisited. And don't miss browsing this lovely little photo gallery of celebrity kitchens with vintage-styled appliances. Talk about nostalgia!
From Energy Hog to ENERGY STAR®. Getting ready to purchase that stainless steel refrigerator/freezer you’ve been dreaming about? Keep in mind that ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators are required to use 20% less energy than models not labeled with the ENERGY STAR logo.
On average, an ENERGY STAR qualified model can cut your energy bills by $165 over the lifetime of your fridge. Facts on refrigeration: from usage to maintenance to making a purchase.
Big name in small energy bills. You see the ENERGY STAR name all over the place these days. Maybe it’s time to learn a little something about this remarkable moniker. Learn more about the ENERGY STAR program
Recycle for a cause. If you’ll provide us with the Group ID number of your favorite participating nonprofit group, we’ll also donate $10 to the cause after we’ve picked up your appliance for recycling.
City of Urbana, IL Energy-Efficiency Strategy: Free Home Energy Audits and Discounts on Home Improvements
Learn how the City of Urbana, IL partnered with Ameren IL ActOnEnergy program to offer its homeowners major energy-efficiency incentives — replacing conventional light bulbs with CFLs in high-usage areas, installing high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators, and offering incentives for home air/duct sealing and home insulation improvements. Urbana, IL area homeowners paid as little as 10% to 20% of the total cost of the job!
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We’ve searched and searched. But strangely enough, it’s not easy to find objective refrigerator reviews all in one place. Refrigerator Pro shares their top five buying factors to keep in mind when making your refrigerator or freezer buying decisions. Viewpoints also offers customer reviews on the top refrigerator brands. If you find other customer review sites that you’d like to share, or have a review of your own to share, please let ActOnEnergy know with your feedback below.
Need to replace your inefficient fridge? Ask the experts: No one knows more about ENERGY STAR appliances than ENERGY STAR. Their refrigerator buying overview and buying guide is just the place to get started. Or, find out how efficient (or not) your fridge is with the ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Calculator.
Freezers 101: Here’s a cool primer covering the pros and cons of standalone freezers. Or, check out another useful freezer buying guide: from choosing the right size, to freezer cost, features and selecting a model.
Refrigerators 101: Headed out to buy a new refrigerator? You might want to take a look at Don Vandervort's handy buying guide from HomeTips.com, which covers various types of refrigerators including built-in, wine cooler, energy efficiency and used refrigerators.
More ways to save: Most homes offer tons of opportunities for saving energy that you may not even realize. ActOnEnergy is your gateway to a wealth of energy efficiency videos, checklists and tips for saving energy both inside, and outside, of your home.