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4 reasons to recycle your old appliances

Recycling your old, working fridge or freezer helps the environment and saves you money. Here are the top reasons to recycle your appliances. 

1. Save energy. If you use a second fridge, or an appliance built prior to 1990, you may use twice as much energy than if you recycle your second appliance.  

2. Save money. The more energy you use, the higher the bill. Older refrigerators can cost you up to $115 more per year on your electric bill. 

3. Help the environment. Refrigerators manufactured before 1995 contain dangerous refrigerant that has been proven to damage the earth’s ozone layer. Most older refrigerators also contain lead, mercury and oil, which can also harm the environment.

4. Free up space in your garage or basement. It may seem like a good idea to keep an extra fridge or freezer to store food or drinks, but it may not be worth the hassle. Think about how you could better use that space – another work bench, more room for kid’s bikes, or just extra space to enjoy. 

Check out recycling options in your state. 

Electric vehicles on the rise in the U.S.

Over 1.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) have hit the U.S. roads with 18 million more anticipated by 2030. 

Auto manufacturers are investing millions, and in some cases billions, of dollars into EV research and development. A record number of almost 100 all-electric models could be available by the end of 2024. Last fall, the VW Group committed to spend $86 billion by the end of 2023. Several major companies pledged to go all electric. General Motors set an all-electric target for their vehicles by 2035. 

It's a part of a larger global effort to help the environment and move to cleaner resources. 

Alliant Energy leads by example: 100% of our active light-duty vehicles will be electric by 2030. We strive to lead electrification initiatives and embrace new technology that will enhance our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build strong communities.

Learn more about EVs, available electric vehicle charging station rebates and how we lead by example.

Crisis funds available to help pay bills

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, about one in six U.S. workers filed for unemployment and one in three households struggled to meet their regular expenses. If you struggle to keep up with your bill payments, you’re not alone. 

Crisis funds are available to households who meet income guidelines and can demonstrate financial hardship. You can apply for these funds even if you have already received LIHEAP funding. 

Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Click here to get more details and to find additional energy assistance resources.