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Did you know that there are certain times of the year when kitchen appliance manufacturers regularly drop the prices of their products? Of course Black Friday might be a good moment to find a great deal on a new refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher. If you don’t want to wait until the holiday season rolls around, however, you may be able to find a good deal whenever manufacturers roll out the newest models of the appliances they offer.
In general, the newest models of washers, dryers, and dishwashers are rolled out in September and October, new models of refrigerators are unveiled in May, and new ranges and ovens hit the market during the month of January. When manufacturers reveal the latest models, most major retailers will reduce the prices on models from previous years. This helps to create more room for the new inventory and get rid of the older stock.
Getting a new refrigerator or oven is certainly a great way to upgrade your kitchen. In many cases, newer kitchen appliances might even pay for themselves in energy savings due to increased energy efficiency. For individuals, business owners, and homeowners who have older refrigerator models, you should expect an average of $80 in energy savings each year, and much more for refrigerators manufactured before 1990.
For a refrigerator that costs $800, then, you can expect to pay off your investment in about 10 years. The Energy Star website has a helpful online calculator that makes it easy to determine how much your old refrigerator or freezer costs to operate and how much you can save by upgrading to more energy efficient models.
Improving the energy efficiency of our homes is one of the best ways to reduce our household carbon footprint. But if you do find a great deal on an energy efficient refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, or other type of kitchen appliance, what exactly are you supposed to do with your outdated model?
In many cases, people will simply take their old refrigerator out to the garage or place it in the basement where they use it sparingly. If you keep a second refrigerator plugged in all year, you might be adding up to 1,000 kilowatt-hours of energy each year to your energy bill. In this case, the purchase of a new refrigerator will only add to your household´s energy and carbon footprint.
For people who don’t have a large pickup truck and a strong back, however, hauling your old refrigerator down to Goodwill or the Salvation Army might not be feasible. This is one of the main reasons why many older kitchen appliances end up being stored in attics, basements, or garages. For residents and business owners in Worcester, MA, Junk King of Worcester can help you get rid of your used kitchen appliances in fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly manner.
The Social Reasons for Donating Your Lightly Used Kitchen Appliances
Most people probably assume that a refrigerator is a staple in every American kitchen. Despite the fact that the vast majority of people own at least one refrigerator, there are an estimated 900,000 households across the United States that don´t own a refrigerator. Similarly, according to the survey by the US Energy Information Administration, about 68 percent of American households have a dishwasher, meaning that almost one-third of American households don’t have this common and helpful kitchen appliance.
Donating your used refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, and other common kitchen appliances, then, is a great way to help many families furnish their kitchens. Here at Junk King of Worcester, we have developed an extensive network of relationships with thrift stores, charities, and donation centers where we take your used kitchen appliances so that they can be passed on to other families in need. For kitchen appliances that are broken or no longer functional, we also work with repair specialists who might be able to repair the unit for resale.
The Environmental Reasons for Recycling your Used Kitchen Appliances
Sometimes, however, your used kitchen appliances might be damaged beyond repair. Instead of simply throwing those used appliances out with the trash, it is important to properly recycle these items. Used appliances and electronics are known as e-waste, which may be full of toxins such as lead, mercury, fire retardants, and climate change-causing chlorofluorocarbons.
According to a report from the United Nations University, about 60 percent of electronic waste comes from home appliances. When sent to a landfill, e-waste can contaminate local aquifers and ground soil, potentially leading to serious health problems for surrounding communities.
If you need help getting rid of a broken down appliance that is no longer functional, we can help you ensure that your used appliances are properly recycled. Throwing out appliances with the regular trash is not only a major source of toxic waste at our regional landfills, but is also discouraged by local authorities. In Worcester, the local government has set up a drop off station for used appliances and other bulky junk items for a flat fee of $5 each. If you don’t have the time or means to take your used kitchen appliances to these drop-off centers, however, Junk King can help you safely (and legally) recycle every type of kitchen appliances including:
- Freezers Food processors
- Hand blenders
- Pressure cookers
- Electric Kettles
- Rice cookers
- And more.
How to Hire Junk King or Worcester
Here at Junk-King of Worcester, we are proud to offer fast, efficient, and eco-friendly junk removal for all of Worcester County. We are the leading junk removal service in the region, offering appliance recycling services to residents of the towns of Acton, Agawam, Arlington, Ashburnham, Belmont, Chicopee, Framingham, Grafton, Lancaster, Lexington, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Springfield, Townsend, Waltham, Westborough, and Worcester. We also service areas as far away as Boston and Middlesex.
Besides used kitchen appliances, we can also help you get rid of your other junk and bulky trash in an environmentally friendly manner. For people in Worcester County, Junk King offers an efficient and affordable way to get rid of used furniture, old televisions, yard waste, appliances, hot tubs that need to be disposed of, mattresses, and more. For new home builds or extensive remodels, we also offer construction waste removal.
Our professional junk removal technicians will do all the heavy lifting and hauling, usually helping you get rid of your junk in under an hour.
As a full service junk removal company, we are proud to provide an efficient and environmentally friendly way to get rid of all your junk items. To get an estimate, you can call us at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), or at (978) 212-3973. You can also send a text message with a picture of the junk you need to be removed at 1-737-888-5865. After you receive and accept the free estimate for the junk removal at your home or business, you can pick a 2-hour window and we will come and help you get rid of your junk in an efficient, environmentally friendly, and timely manner!