Once freon came into the public eye as an atmosphere contaminate about 20 years ago, it started costing the average home owner anywhere from $25 to $75 to have a refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner picked up from the curb. Now your electric company may actually pay you to pick it up and recycle it!
Many of the electric utility companies are now offering rebates and incentives to make the move to more energy-efficient appliances.
Check out PPL’s appliance recycling program HERE. Other electric companies across the country have similar programs. Check with your local electricity provider, to see if they have a similar program!
PECO has incentives on the buying side HERE.
Also, please check out the Energystar link HERE for more information.