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Feb 27, 2013

An Old Ice Box can be Harmful!

Do you have an old refrigerator that is about to blow? Maybe you shouldn’t let it run its course and just purchase a new one. Refrigerators produced before 1995 were made with a chemical compound called chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerant. CFC (invented in the 1930s) contains chlorine, fluorine and carbon and is used in refrigerators and aerosols. When you expel these gases into the atmosphere they linger for a very long time, which is potentially harmful for everyone around. Manufacturers saw this and agreed that they would no longer include the CFCs in the manufacturing of refrigerators and eliminate them completely by 2005.

If you think this is bad you should look to see what an old ice box does to your wallet! It is the number one electric appliance that uses the most electricity and comprises 14% of the household electric bill if manufactured before 1995. Manufacturers are still making improvements and are using energy conscious sciences to make these essential appliances even easier on your wallet. However, when it comes to junk removal services, we will dispose of your old refrigerator in a proper way that will not hurt the environment and will not inconvenience you at all. So if you have a big old fridge that you know was manufactured before 1995, call us!

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