Refrigerator FAQs

We often get asked questions about refrigerators, freezers and common problems that go along with them. To help give you the answers you’re probably wondering, here are some frequently asked questions and answers from the professionals here at Speedy SubZero!

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Q:How cold should my refrigerator and freezer be?

A: Your refrigerator’s thermostat should be set to 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit and your freezer’s thermostat from 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. If your fridge is having trouble staying in that temperature range, give us a call.

Q: How long can I expect my refrigerator to last before I replace it?

A: While makes and models vary, the average life of a refrigerator is 14-17 years. Making sure to properly maintain your unit will prolong it’s life.

Q: Does my refrigerator need any routine maintenance?
A: As we just mentioned, taking care of your refrigerator with routine maintenance will help you fridge last longer. Good practices include vacuuming the condenser coils, lubricating the gasket, and keeping the interior clean of spills and stains. For a more comprehensive maintenance checklist, click here.

Q: My refrigerator seems to run constantly. Is that normal?

A:  No. There are several possible causes. Typically a buildup of dirt and debris in the condenser coils is to blame here. If vacuuming your condenser coils don’t do the trick, make sure to give the professionals a call!

Q: Is freezer burn safe for my food?
A: Freezer burn is a common problem caused by food packaging, but food is absolutely safe to cook or eat. Most people find, however, that the dehydration process that causes freezer burn destroys the food’s taste and texture.

Q: Does the freezer get warmer during self-defrost?
A: Yes, freezer temperature increases nearly 20 degrees during this cycle, but it is totally normal and won’t affect the food’s quality.

Q: How full can I pack my freezer?
A: It’s OK to keep your freezer full, as long as the air vents aren’t blocked.

If you are looking for an appliance repair service on Long Island, look no further than Speedy Subzero! Our licensed professionals have more than 75 years of experience repairing refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and wine coolers. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City, so give us a call at 866-782-9376.

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