Question: what is the oldest appliance in your house? By “old” we’re talking at least ten years. In the lifetime of a home, that’s a mere blink of an eye! Most folks can rightly claim that their big appliances like the refrigerator, stove or washers win the prize for the oldest. If you’ve got appliances like that that are creeping beyond ten years then you’re also probably noticing the wear and tear on them. It just stands to reason that a mechanical device that you bought back in the 90s is going to start to break down. Could that be your fridge? Buying a replacement model shouldn’t scare you. In fact, it could be an extremely smart investment.
Most new refrigerators are going to cost anywhere between $450 to $2,000 and upwards. That’s a serious investment for any family but you also have to think of the costs savings. New models of refrigerators are also more energy efficient. You’ll see the benefits of that right away on your next electric bill. Another way to look at it is spreading the cost over the usage. Your new fridge should last just as long as the old one, perhaps even longer. If you think of it as being worth a $1 every time you open the door and get fresh food or a cold drink then clearly your icebox will be paid off in a couple of weeks!
The next consideration when refrigerator shopping is style. Here is where you have a chance to change things up a bit. Instead of a traditional top freezer and bottom cooler, you could go with a side-by-side model. You could even flip things by having the freezer in a drawer on the bottom. Pretty much any combination you can think of will be available.
Then there are all the perks to consider like an ice maker, water dispenser, crisper drawers and digital fingertip controls. And yes, there are even refrigerators with a plasma television screen built in!
When you head out shopping for your fridge, don’t discount the floor model. Yes, these items have had their doors opened and closed but that doesn’t mean they are worn down. What’s great about a floor model refrigerator is that it hasn’t been turned on and kept running so you’ll be getting a brand new unit. Of course, you’ll also be getting a unit that comes with a decent price reduction!
Once your new fridge has been picked out you have to make arrangements to get rid of the old one. That can be accomplished with one phone call to Junk King Hudson Valley. You’ll be able to schedule an early morning pickup in anticipation of your late afternoon delivery. With Junk King you can also get rid of lots more unwanted items from your home. Think of this as a golden opportunity to start fresh!