Refrigerator FAQs

What is the ideal
temperature for my refrigerator?

The
optimal temperature range for a refrigerator is between 35-39° F.
For more information about why this temperature range is best and
tips on keeping a consistent temperature, click here.

 

How do I properly clean
my refrigerator?
A
proper cleaning involves removing all food, shelves, and drawers from
your refrigerator and wiping the interior completely clean. For a
complete step-by-step process that takes less than 20 minutes, click here.

 

My refrigerator is
producing condensation. What can I do to fix it?
If your
refrigerator is producing condensation – either on the inside or
outside – it is a sure-fire sign that something is wrong. The most
common reasons for condensation are a faulty door gasket, dirty
condenser coils, and a clogged drain tube. Click here for more
information regarding this.

 

How do I clean my
refrigerator condenser coils?
Cleaning
your refrigerator’s condenser coils is a great way to increase energy
efficiency and prevent future breakdowns. On most models, these coils
are located on the back of the unit and can be cleaned with a vacuum.
For more detailed instructions, click here.

 

I think my drain tube is
backed up. How do I unclog it?
If you
have an automatic-defrosting refrigerator, the drain tube can get
clogged and cause water to pool near the bottom of the interior. For
step-by-step instructions on unclogging it, click here.

 

What are the different
types of refrigerator styles?
There
are four main types of refrigerator styles – top-freezer,
bottom-freezer, French door, and side-by-side. Each of these styles
offer their own unique benefits. For a comprehensive breakdown of the
different refrigerator styles, click here.
I left food in my
refrigerator for too long and now it smells. How can I rid the
stench?
Because
they store perishable food items, refrigerators can quickly develop
foul odors if they aren’t closely monitored. If your refrigerator is
stinking up your kitchen, click here to learn which three household
ingredients can alleviate the smell.

 

I am planning on buying a
new refrigerator, what things should I look for?
There
are many things to consider when shopping for a new refrigerator;
including its size, style, energy-efficiency, and extra features. For
a more complete breakdown of these qualities, click here.

 

My refrigerator isn’t
running correctly. Should I repair it or buy a new one?
If you
suspect that your refrigerator is broken, you will have to make a
choice. Do you get it repaired and prolong the inevitable, or splurge
and buy a new one right away? There are many factors that should
impact your decision; you can read all about them here.

 

What qualities should I
look for when hiring an appliance repair service?
If you
decide to get your refrigerator fixed instead of replacing it, you
will want a repair service that is quick, experienced, properly
licensed, and readily available. For a more thorough list of
qualities to consider, click here.

 

If
you live in New York and your refrigerator breaks down, call Speedy
Subzero Refrigerator Repair at 866-782-9376.
Our phone lines are open 24/7 in case of emergency and we provide
one-hour service to Long Island and New York City. We have over 80
years of experience and are fully licensed and insured, so give us a
call today.

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