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Refrigerator

ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators use half the electricity of standard models manufactured before 1993.

ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators use advanced features such as better insulation and more efficient technology—saving you $200 - $1,100 on energy costs over the lifetime of the product.

Energy Information

Yearly Cost Savings:

50% vs. standard non-ENERGY STAR Models

Rebate:

$50-$75

Get Started:

See Rebates


How to shop for an Energy Efficient Refrigerator

If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, there are many models available in many sizes, and with a wide range of features. With so many choices, picking the best refrigerator for your needs can be daunting. Here is a quick guide to help you purchase the right refrigerator for your home.

Two Steps to show for an energy efficient refrigerator infographic

When to replace your old fridge or freezer

If you have a second refrigerator in the garage or basement

Retire and recycle it.

Retiring a second refrigerator or freezer can help you save up to $150 a year on your electric bills. How to recycle your old fridge.

If your fridge or freezer was made before 1993

It's time for a new one.

ENERGY STAR refrigerators use half the electricity of standard models manufactured before 1993.

If your fridge or freezer was made between 1993-1999

Consider replacing it if:

  • You have a side-by-side refrigerator (they use 25% more energy)
  • Your household size has shrunk and you could use a smaller model
  • It has been unreliable or required repairs in the past

Use the ENERGY STAR refrigerator calculator to find out how much energy and money your old fridge or freezer is using. The energy savings may justify replacing the refrigerator sooner rather than later.

Rebates

The DCSEU offers $50 - $75 rebates on qualifying refrigerators. The select appliances eligible for this rebate help you save more energy and money, while helping to protect the environment.

Qualifying Products

View the list of qualifying refrigerators.

Apply for Rebates

Eligibility

The select ENERGY STAR refrigerators eligible for a $50 rebate meet the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE) Tier 1 specifications.

The refrigerators eligible for a $75 rebate meet CEE Tier 2 or 3 specifications, or ENERGY STAR Most Efficient specifications.

Find a Store

 
M&M Appliance Sales and Service, Inc.
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6201 Blair Road NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 882-7100
http://www.mandmappliance.com/



Lowe's - Washington, DC
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2438 Market St NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 378-2500
www.lowes.com



Home Depot - Rhode Island Avenue
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901 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 526-8760
www.homedepot.com



Best Buy - Columbia Heights
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3100 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 387-6150
www.bestbuy.com



Best Buy - Tenleytown
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4500 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 895-1580
www.bestbuy.com



Best Buy - Tysons Corner
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8449 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 748-9814




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