Buying a refrigerator is a significant investment, so it makes sense to make sure it checks all the boxes. To help you with your search, we’ve compiled a list of the different factors to look at when purchasing a refrigerator for your home.
Not all high-quality and durable refrigerators have a large price tag. If you’re on a budget, there are a variety of brands that offer refrigerators that are both affordable and functional. In fact, there are some great budget-friendly finds for under $1,000. If you’re looking to splurge, your options are virtually endless. Cutting-edge smart fridges can run you $3,500 or more. Higher-end refrigerators that come with all of the bells and whistles may cost you a pretty money, but they’ll typically last longer, look more aesthetically-pleasing, and have high-tech features. This brings us to our next point.
You’d be amazed at what appliances can do nowadays, particularly state-of-the-art refrigerators. You can find fingerprint-resistant, stainless-steel fridges complete with hands-free autofill for filtered water, and built-in Wi-Fi with Smart Home compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. And if equipped with a touchscreen, you can grocery shop from home. If you don’t need these fancy features, we recommend making sure it has accurate temperature performance and adjustable-height shelves.
The last thing you want to do is buy a refrigerator that doesn’t fit your kitchen properly. Make sure to measure the width between the two counters your fridge will sit between. It’s also important to look at the depth of the appliance since some fridges can stick out far beyond your counters, taking up valuable space in your kitchen. If you have a kitchen island, measure how much clearance you have to open the fridge doors or walk past the fridge. Another important factor to consider is if it will fit through the doorways of your home.
Depending on your wants and needs, you’ll need to decide which style/configuration you’d prefer. Refrigerators come in four basic styles, including
Top Freezer: These are your traditional refrigerators where the freezer is on top and the fridge is below. Simple, yet functional.
Bottom Freezer: Bottom freezers are exactly what the name suggests. With the freezer on the bottom, you’ll have less room to store your frozen goods.
Side by Side: A side by side has a door to the left and right. This is ideal for those who need a lot of space for both frozen and refrigerated goods.
French Door: The French door refrigerator offers side to side fridge spaces with the freezer drawer at the bottom. This offers plenty of space to homeowners while being more aesthetically-pleasing.
Call the Pros at iFiX for Your Refrigerator Repairs
If after purchasing your refrigerator you start noticing issues, it may be time to call our Ogden appliance repair team. Our experience in diagnosing and repairing all makes and models of refrigerators makes us the best choice for refrigerator repair in Northern Utah. Our professionals have the experience, training, and resources needed to properly repair your home’s appliance. If you are in Weber or Davis Counties, iFiX is your solution for appliance repair needs. Contact us today at 801-731-4349 to schedule an appointment.