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Published September 19, 2017

Eliminate unnecessary appliance expenses

There are differences in freezers, fridges and washing machines. When an old appliance breaks down, it’s worth investing in an energy-efficient machine because this saves electricity and money.

Savings: Although more energy-efficient appliances are on average a little more expensive, you’ll soon notice that your electricity bill is smaller.

Remember this: If you buy a new appliance to replace one that is still functioning, natural resources are consumed to manufacture the appliance. This reduces its impact on the carbon footprint by about half. It’s also tempting to buy a used appliance, but old machines are often energy guzzlers.

Reducing your carbon footprint: There are large differences in the energy consumption of refrigeration appliances. An efficient machine uses up to one third less energy than an old one and reduces your carbon footprint a little. However, if a million Finns changed to more energy-efficient appliances, it would save the equivalent of 3,000 carbon footprints per year.

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