Buying a refrigerator is a big investment. There are so many makes and models out there that choosing one can be overwhelming. To help you narrow down your options and make the right decision for you and your family, our refrigerator buying guide is here to help:
Replace or repair? If you haven’t had your current refrigerator for too long, you may want to consider a repair before replacing it. Often times, your fridge can be fixed for a fraction of the cost of a new one.
Determine a budget: If purchasing a new unit if the route you choose to go, you should set a price range in mind before you begin to shop. While the fancy high tech features may seem nice at first, you might shop yourself out of your price range if you’re not careful.
Choose a style: Refrigerators come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. Determine which one is best for you depending on the size of available space you have and your storage needs. Top mounted freezers typically offer the least interior capacity, but cost less. Side by side units offer convenient access to both the freezer and the fridge. Bottom mounted freezers are more convenient because the main compartment is at eye level, and the pull out freezer door can be accessed from either side. A french door features two opposing half doors instead of one large door, requiring less clearance when they open.
Available features: New refrigerator models offer lots of bells and whistles, but not all are necessary for you and your family. Are separate cooling systems for your fridge and freezer, through the door filtered water or drawers that help defrost meat are extras that you something you would be interested in? These types of units will cost more, but come with added convenience and luxury.
Shop around: Now that you are more informed of the available options out there and have found one that works for you, make sure to shop around to find the best price. There are several nationwide appliance chains, local stores and online retailers for you to choose from, ensuring that you get the most value for your money.
If you have decided to repair your existing refrigerator instead of buying a new one, look no further than the refrigeration experts at Speedy SubZero. For more than 75 years, Long Island residents have depended on us to fix their fridges, freezers, ice makers, and wine coolers. We offer same day service, and our lines are open 24/7. To schedule a repair, give us a call at 866-782-9376.