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Jan

Old refrigerators blamed for affecting arctic warming

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“Your grandparents’ old refrigerator helped contribute to a huge amount of warming in the Arctic in the latter half of the 20th century.

A new study has found ozone-depleting substances (ODS), synthetic chemicals that were previously used in refrigerants and propellants for aerosol sprays, could be responsible for half of Arctic warming and sea ice loss between 1955 and 2005. On top of that, this nasty brigade of chemicals is also to blame for a third of all global warming during that period.”

Read more on this story here.

Thankfully, technology and environmental regulations have come a long way since the 50’s. These types of refrigerators and other harmful appliances are seldom to be seen these days. However, if your refrigerator is 10 years or older, you may want to consider getting an upgrade!

If you’re trying to squeeze a little bit more life out of your aging refrigerator but find that it isn’t working as efficiently, contact Apple Valley Eagan Appliance. We service many different home appliances and can determine exactly what issues are causing the problem. Call us at 952-953-0080 or visit our appliance repair page for more information.

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