When deciding on purchasing a refrigerator, or simply understanding how your current one works, we know that there are a variety of terms that you may not be familiar with. So the experts at Speedy Sub Zero decided to put together a little glossary of commonly used fridge features to help give you some info on your most used home appliance:
Compressor: This is the heart of your refrigeration system. The compressor compresses low pressure gas into high pressured gas to adjust its temperature. Once this process is complete, it moves into the condenser for the next step of the process.
Condenser: This is where all the magic happens. This part of your fridge condenses that gas from the compressor into a liquid refrigerant that helps keep your refrigerator cold.
Gasket: If your fridge door is closing properly, your gasket may be to blame! This is the rubber lining that works it’s way around the door of your refrigerator, locking in cool air to keep your items safe for eating.
Drain Pan: Your drain pan is located next to your compressor and has a very important job. It collects all of the excess water that is left over after the defrost cycle so you don’t wind up with a leaky mess on your floor.
Energy Rating: Energy Star rates your unit on a scale from A-G based on how well it operates in normal conditions. The higher the rating, the less energy is consumed. This is important to not only reduce energy, but also reduce your utility bills as well.
Evaporator : An evaporator fan draws air from the refrigerator and blows it over the evaporator coils. The liquid refrigerant absorbs heat from the air and the air blows back into the refrigerator at a lower temperature, cooling the refrigerator.
Of course, if you still have questions regarding the components of your fridge, or something’s not working properly, call the experts at Speedy Subzero. We are open 24/7/365 – even on Thanksgiving, and guarantee one-hour service to all of Long Island and New York City. Give us a call to schedule your appointment at 866-782-9376.