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TIP 6: Update your refrigerator

Of all of the appliances in a typical home, the refrigerator is the one that costs the most to run on an annual basis. Energy efficiency standards have changed a lot in the last few years, and getting an energy efficient refrigerator can significantly cut power bills. Get rid of the old refrigerator rather than leaving it running in the garage or somewhere else for additional food storage. Vacuuming refrigerator coils at least twice yearly and keeping it fully stocked will help it better maintain temperatures.

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