When in the market for a new refrigerator, you’ll discover a variety of options. The best way to figure out what you do need in a refrigerator is by weeding out what you don’t need. While there are many refrigerators to choose from, there are a select few that are exactly what your kitchen needs. These few questions will help you to find the refrigerator that’s best for you.
What’s Your Budget?
Many household appliances can have quite expansive price ranges, and refrigerators are no exception. Top-mount refrigerators with the freezer above and the refrigerator below are typically the least expensive. The finish is another aspect of the design that affects the price. Think about the style of your kitchen and the finishes you’ve chosen for the rest of your appliances so that your refrigerator ties in perfectly with the whole room.
What’s Going Inside?
Your eating habits are something else you’ll need to consider before purchasing your refrigerator. If you and your family like to eat a lot of fresh foods, a bottom-mount refrigerator might be in your best interest. A bottom-mount refrigerator is designed with the freezer placed below the refrigerator. If your family eats a lot of microwavable meals, a top-mount or a side-by-side option is best.
How Much Space Do You Have?
Break out your measuring tape, and see, exactly, what kind of space you’re working with for your refrigerator. Make sure you make for some extra space in between your new refrigerator and the walls and cabinets it will be next to. Refrigerators need air to be circulating all around them in order to work properly. Take into account the amount of space you’ll need for the drawers to swing open or the drawers to extend outward.
What About Energy Efficiency?
It may come as a surprise, but your refrigerator accounts for a large percentage of your monthly energy bill. Top-mount models use less energy than other styles, but there are many brands that offer Energy Star models. If you want to keep your energy bill down, consider an Energy Star certified refrigerator. These energy-efficient refrigerators use at least 20% less energy than a non-rated refrigerator.
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