Got A Refrigerator In Your Garage? You're Wasting Money!

Reblogger Karen Steed
Real Estate Agent with Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton Licensed in GA & AL

Carol Zingone shares an awesome tip to save close to $500 per year.  In today's economy every dollar saved is a blessing received.  Thanks Carol!


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Karen Steed, Haralson Realty

Original content by Carol Zingone BK 3030920

We had a home inspector at our weekly Realtor meeting recently, talking about the various points of home inspections and how home owners can save money.

His excellent analogy of the "spare refrigerator in the garage, holding 4 beers" being the devil was a big point.

The garage is the WORST place to have another refrigerator, due to these reasons:

  • most garages are not the cleanest rooms in the house.
  • rarely are these refrigerators full, meaning they work harder to cool less
  • the garage is not heated and cooled, like your house is.

So, you are really asking a lot from an appliance being put in a less-than-optimal operating environment.

Consider: how much do you really have stored in that fridge in the garage? If you really don't have much, the cost to run that fridge could be as high  as $35 per month in my area - that's a whopping $420 a year to cool those four beers - so if you do have a fridge in the garage, and you're really not using it, you're wasting money.


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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Prudential Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  Recently honored as the Realtor of the Year for the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors for 2009, I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via  for Jacksonville and area listings!




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Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Hi Carol

Love that photo...just gorgeous. Great tip.  I rebogged also, we all need to save money anywhere we can.  Are you near the town of Panama city Beach by any chance?  I have someone with a rental there - if cover that area let me know.  Thanks

Oct 05, 2011 06:02 AM #1
Kathrine Henry
RE/MAX Ideal Brokers - Central Point, OR

Thank you for the information!

Oct 05, 2011 06:02 AM #2
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Karen - thanks for the compliment on the photo; I love taking sunrise shots!  I'm in the Northeast portion of Florida so not close to Panama City Beach at all, sorry.

Oct 05, 2011 06:25 AM #3
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