Did you know refrigerators often use more energy than any other appliance in your home? In fact, they typically represent more than fifteen percent of the average residential electric bill. How many appliances do you have in your home? A vacuum cleaner? A hair dryer? A microwave? It’s probably a long list.

These appliances add up on your energy bill. The biggest energy culprits are the devices that are constantly plugged in — and constantly drawing electricity. The most energy-hungry among them include refrigerators, freezers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, and home entertainment systems.

The Lowdown

Advances in technology have made today’s appliances much more energy efficient than previous models. For example, gains in insulation and compressor technology mean that modern refrigerators use significantly less energy than older models, sometimes less energy than a 60-watt light bulb!

When it’s time to buy new equipment, choosing an energy-efficient model is as simple as looking for the ENERGY STAR® label. This label means the appliances has been tested to meet the highest energy standards.

Some ENERGY STAR refrigerators use less energy than a 60-watt light bulb.


CORE Residential Rebates

CORE Commercial Rebates


CORE: $100 rebate for upgrading to an ENERGY STAR-certified model and recycling the old, working refrigerator.

Utility rebates may be available:

Aspen Electric | Holy Cross Energy | Glenwood Springs Electric | Xcel Energy


Utility rebates may be available: Xcel Energy

Clothes Washer 

Utility rebates may be available: Glenwood Springs Electric


Utility rebates may be available: Glenwood Springs Electric


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