The Refrigerator Exchange Program (REP), a special initiative of Frederick County ‘s Green Homes Challenge, will provide eligible customers with a free, brand new, energy efficient, ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerator in exchange for a qualified less efficient model manufactured in or before 2001. All exchanged refrigerators will be collected and recycled in a comprehensive and environmentally-sound manner by JACO Environmental, Inc.
Refrigerators are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the program will run as long as funding lasts, or until the end of September 2014). The REP is funded through grants from the Maryland Energy Administration and will help the state meet its goal of reducing per-capita energy use by 15% by 2015.
Available Whirlpool brand models include:
15 cu ft
18 cu ft
19 cu ft
CEE Tier 3***
21 cu ft
CEE Tier 3
To apply, select the appropriate application form below and follow instructions in the application.
Click Here for Application for Low- or Moderate-Income Homeowners or Renters
Click Here for Part 1 of Application for Property Owners or Managers of Multi-Family Housing for Low- or Moderate-Income Households. Click Here for Part 2, a spreadsheet for fridge specifications for each housing unit.
Click Here for a Fridge Exchange Flier to share with others.
Do you have high electric bills? An older refrigerator could be a big part of the problem, especially because refrigerators run all day and all night. Refrigerators manufactured before 2001 use a lot more energy than today’s Energy Star models.
In the past 10 years alone, refrigerators have become 50% more efficient! Using an Energy Star® refrigerator over 10 years could save your family $500 - $2,000 depending on the age of your current refrigerator. To calculate your savings more accurately, try out this Energy Star Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator.