If the kitchen is the heart of your home, a fridge is what keeps it pumping. Whether you're remodeling your kitchen, or your old refrigerator just needs to be replaced, keep in mind that with proper care and maintenance, it is a long term investment that can operate for 15 years or more. There are a variety of refrigerators to choose from. This guide will help you focus on a few key things to find the right one.
Refrigerator Size and Space Management
Ice, water and filtration
Refrigerator Stores and Deals
Generally speaking, a new refrigerator will cost anywhere from $400 for top-freezer to $2500 and up for a roomy freezer with French doors, through-the-door water and sleek stainless shell. Make sure you buy the refrigerator within your budget while meet your need is pretty important.
2. Refrigerator Capacity
According to BestBuy, you may have at least 4 – 6 cubic feet of fridge space per adult. A typical family of four will need at least 20 cu. ft., and likely more.
3. Refrigerator Size and Space Management
Always measure the space where the refrigerator will sit.However, measuring height, depth and width are just the beginning. Even more, you may need also consider the door opening space, the hinge side door space, ventilation space, cleaning space and even getting the refrigerator in the house.
Here is a guideline on how to measure the space.
3. Refrigerator Styles
4. Ice, water and filtration features
Ice Maker Options
Water Dispenser Locations
5. Comparing Energy Efficiency
Many freezers are ENERGY STAR® qualified, which means savings for you. ENERGY STAR Certified indicates that a refrigerator is 9–10% more energy efficient than the federal standard. Make sure you look to see if the appliance has an energy star rating.
6. Stores to buy Refrigerators
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