Get rid of that old refrigerator you moved to the garage to store beverages and things. Older fridges can be huge electricity users – and when put in garages that often get very warm, they have to work even harder to keep things cool – so you have a double wammy.
I bought a Belkin F7C005 Conserve Insight Energy Cost Monitor
and plugged in my old fridge and discovered it was costing me about $200-$250 a year to run the thing. I got rid of the fridge and now am saving money and don’t miss it …
Also, here is an article with a link to a calculator if you don’t want to spring for an energy meter.