Outdated refrigerators and freezers can cause cost unknowing homeowners up to $150 in energy costs each year. Luckily, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) has devised a plan to remove these frigid freeloaders out of your home and money into your pocket.
This month I&M has launched a rebate program that offers $30 for residents that are tired of carrying the unwanted load of an inefficient, antiquated fridge or freezer – relieving some of the pressures that come with summer cooling energy bills.
“Let us help you get rid of the old cooler in the garage, and you’ll spend less for staying cooler in the summer,” said David Maine, corporate communications manager for I&M. “If you really don’t need that extra cold storage, this is an ideal way to instantly boost your home’s energy efficiency.”
To participate in the program, customers can call 1-877-395-5535 or visit indianamichiganpower.com/save, to schedule an appointment for a crew to come to their home and remove their cold storage units. Appliances must be empty, in working order and have 10 cubic feet or more of storage space. Dorm refrigerators are not covered by the offer.
Within four to six weeks, customers will receive their $30 rebate check.
Also, components such as metal, plastic and glass will be recycled by national appliance recycler JACO Environmental. JACO Environmental will also responsibly remove hazardous materials like mercury, toxic oils and foam insulation that are found in these older model refrigerators.