We inherited a refrigerator/freezer from my parents about five years ago. It's been sitting in the garage ever since, unused. We think it works, but haven't plugged it in to be sure. Today I mentioned that I'd like to get rid of it and buy a new (or even slightly used) freezer, and his reaction was "Why? This one works, and I cleaned it out." You'd think I was suggesting that we sell our son or something equally drastic.
The way I see it, I don't need another refrigerator but I'd really like a freezer so we can buy meat in bulk; and this fridge is at least 20 years old, so it's not going to be nearly as energy-efficient as something new. He just sees it as getting rid of something that was free and having to pay for something to replace it.
Maybe try checking out craigslist for a used freezer. Who knows, you might be able to sell the fridge for the exact amount of money you'll need to buy a used freezer
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Calculate the sq footage of the freezer on that fridge, and then the sq footage of a new/used one you like. Find out how much meat that would hold, and what the savings would be for each (usually the more you buy the better the savings).
Then find out what the energy costs are for each.
Present him with these figures, and he's liable to see your point.
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I agree if you sell the current one on Craigslist and look for a freezer there too, it would help financially. But only if you can find a fairly new and well functioning freezer, otherwise it will not be energy efficient.