3 Things to Consider When Buying a Refrigerator

Nowadays, keeping our food fresh and easy to organize has become a major investment, especially when our health is on the line. You refrigerator plays a major role in this and choosing the right one isn’t as easy as you think; brand alone shouldn’t be your sole basis. When it comes to buying the right unit, one must consider several things such as the different features you want before making the choice. Here are some questions your trusted electrical supplier from the Philippines suggests you ask yourself when looking for the right fridge suitable for you and your needs.

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Cost

Energy efficiency is the key to remember when choosing a new refrigerator. 8% may not sound much but that’s how much of your electricity bill goes to the maintenance of your refrigerator, hence the importance of energy efficiency. To find out how much electricity if the the refrigerator you are eyeing consumes, it should have an EnergyGuide label telling you  how much power it use and how much it costs. Also, remember to check the manual and labels of the fridge so you can compare the power numbers to other units before you get that model. Doing will most definitely help you find the most energy efficient refrigerator suitable for you and your family.

Storage

Capacity is a big factor when it comes to refrigerators; after all, you wouldn’t want a unit that’s stuffed to the brim simply because you bought a unit that’s way smaller than what you actually needed.  When looking for the right size of a refrigerator, be sure to check out the capacity in the manual or on the unit itself, which is listed in cubic feet.  This does not include the shelves, drawers and other accessories that take up the space inside the fridge. Also, check the shelves because sometimes there are refrigerators that don’t have any space for your eggs or milk boxes. Remember, it’s you who knows best how much food you normally buy so take your time and choose wisely.

Temperature

There are certain needs to be stored in the right temperature thus the need to know if the fridge you are considering can store your food in the right temp.  Some models allow you to set the temperature setting manually with a few  button clicks  while there are models that  gives you a temperature setting  with no indicator of the temperature. It’s up to you to decide which will be appropriate for your taste but if you opt for the latter then you may need a thermometer to be able to know exactly what temp you want.

Today, there are so many styles, options and technological advancements available for you to choose from that it has indeed become quite a daunting task to choose the perfect unit. If you keep in mind the aforementioned, picking the best refrigerator will no longer be a chore for you.

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