Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dispose your old refrigerators

If you live in Cobourg, Colborne, or are rural Ontario customers of Ontario Power Authority, you can have your old, working referigerators, window air conditioners and small to mid-sized freezers disposed of free wihtout worrying that CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) will be released into the environment by calling 1-877-797-9473.

It is also a economical and environmentally-friendly step to change old, inefficient refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers to new, more energy efficient ones. According to Lakefront Utilities manager of compliance and finance Dereck Paul, you can get energy savings of about $100 a year. This translate to a payback period of about 7 years in getting your investment back plus do your part for the environment and reduce your contribution to CO2 emission and global warming.