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Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Refrigerators are a big investment. They are a part of your
kitchen that you will be using everyday. Several things should be
taken into consideration before purchasing a refrigerator. Ask
yourself questions such as what features are you looking for, and
what styles suit you and your family best? Do you want an electric
or gas refrigerator?
Before selecting the style of your refrigerator, you must pick
between a gas and an electric model. If electricity is not available
in your house, than you will most likely be using a gas powered
model. They use gas or propane as their main source of energy and
are not as common as electric refrigerators. Electric refrigerators
use the process of evaporation to absorb heat and create a cooling
Refrigerators come in three designs which include the side by sides,
the freezer on the top, and the freezer on the bottom. Side by side
styles work great with kitchen cabinetry because the doors are thin.
However, they are also narrow and make it difficult, if not
impossible, to fit large food trays. Refrigerators with the freezer
on the bottom are least popular because it makes it difficult to
search for freezer food. Freezers on the top are the most common
style because room is used most efficiently.
In addition, there are other refrigerator options that should be
taken into consideration. Consider the size of your kitchen, the
amount of food that you and family need to store, and what types of
features you want to enhance your refrigerator. Features include
water and ice dispensers, adjustable shelves, cycle defrost,
temperature controls, alarms, colors and materials.
It is typically quite simple to keep up with refrigerator
maintenance. Always make sure that when frost becomes too thick, you
defrost. Overtime you will most likely have to replace a light bulb.
Its best to bring the old bulb to the store with you to make sure
you are getting the right size. Also, you may need to replace the
sealing on the door. Other than that, just make sure to keep it
clean for hygienic reasons.