I like the ideas behind saving money, and agree in these times we should look at reducing our consumption and conserving energy. However, there is one statement that I am not quite fond of (for want of a better word), in the link. I dont think that changing my refrigerator for a newer model will save me any money, in fact it would cost me quite a bit in buying the new one and disposing of the old one correctly (maybe).
I am just wondering if anyone knows how much money a person could save in a year, with a hypothetical worst case if you switched say, from a 1980's refrigerator that is still working perfectly well, to a new fangled, all singing one? (and how much an all singing / dancing one costs?)
I read a report on washing machines (cant remember where- damn) and by using only full loads, turning the heat down to 30 degrees, and having a new energy saving washing machine (a rated), you could save a wopping 4 pounds per month. well, I wasnt impressed and saw no reason in this to upgrade my old washing machine, that is still happily spinning around. Doing the math, it just doesnt compare to keeping the old one running and looking after it. Just my thoughts.
good article still...