Power Bills Cut by Fridge Buyback
Fridge Buyback will now save Pittwater residents even more on power bills through collecting old upright freezers as well as second fridges.
According to research, an estimated 5000 Pittwater residents who rid themselves of a second fridge or freezer could save a collective $1.3 million on local power bills every year.
To date the program has helped nearly 40,000 NSW residents save over $9.9 million on their power bills every year.
With a recent NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman’s report stating that power prices are rising at almost four times the rate of inflation, the program’s organisers say they are now targeting ‘old energy-guzzling upright freezers, as well as the big old fridges in people’s garages’.
According to David Roach from Fridge Buyback, ‘old fridges are one of the biggest energy users in the home, costing residents an average of $265 a year to operate.’
“And old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.”
“Getting rid of the old fridge or freezer in the garage is one of the easiest steps households can take to cut their power bills, plus there’s no cost to the ratepayer.”
Mr Roach said that second fridges or upright freezers must be in regular use, built before 1996 and 200 litres or greater in size.
A $35 rebate is paid for collection from homes with six steps or less. Collection is free, but no rebate is paid where collection involves between 7-20 steps.
Visit www.fridgebuyback.com.au or call 1800 708 401 to make a booking.
Contact: Jo Tulau
Phone: 9970 1339