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EECA Energywise tackles domestic fridge efficiency

posted Feb 12, 2012, 2:30 AM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Feb 18, 2012, 7:32 PM ]
"Better performing, more efficient fridges and freezers saved New Zealanders $59 million last year, according to the latest sales data compiled by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

A typical new fridge - $100 a year to run. 1990's fridge - $200 a year to run - The average New Zealand fridge is 16 years old. 1980's fridge - $300 a year. 1960/70s fridge $300+ a year.

Tell us how old your fridge is and no matter how old it is you will be in the draw to win a new ENERGY STAR qualified fridge"

EECA & Fisher and Paykel offer free pick up and recycling for your old fridge. No purchase is necessary.

"We will pick up your old working fridge or freezer for FREE regardless of age or brand and it will be recycled to ensure refrigerant gases (which are Ozone depleting) are safely removed and all other materials are re-used"

"This service is available throughout greater Auckland (from Waiuku to Helensville), greater Wellington (including Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti, Otaki and Levin) and Christchurch (from Rolleston to Rangiora). Phone 0800 372 335 to arrange a pick up"

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