29 Sep '11, 3pm

4 easy ways to conserve energy in the kitchen

4 easy ways to conserve energy in the kitchen

Ever wondered if washing dishes by hand saves water and energy over using the dishwasher? Or, should you replace the fridge from 1989, even though it’s still running? We’ve got the inside information on keeping it efficient in the kitchen. A more efficient refrigerator Photo: Flickr/edcrowle The fridge is the single biggest energy-consuming appliance in most households, according to the EPA . And the older it is, the higher its energy load. On average, refrigerators bought before 1993 use twice the energy of Energy Star-qualified models and cost over $65 more to operate per year. Refrigerators bought before 1980 cost $200 more per year on average. Get an idea of how much it costs to operate your current fridge model. Use the Energy Star Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator and compare the operating cost of your current model compared to an Energy Star qualified model...

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