Your refrigerator is the hardest working appliance that you have in your home. It is often also the most durable. Your refrigerator will far outlast many other appliances but it won’t last forever. If it has been a while since you bought a new refrigerator, then you may be pleasantly surprised at all the advances that have been made with regard to design and energy efficiency. The following is a helpful guide for buying your next refrigerator.
Refrigerators come in three basic styles: top freezer, bottom freezer and French door. The top freezer is the most common and traditional refrigerator. It provides the most space for its size especially with that freezer. Because of its size, you need to allow for a wide swing of the doors. Plus, a lot of what you might be looking for may end up at the bottom of the refrigerator, which means a lot of crouching.
The bottom freezer ranges from 30 to 36 inches wide with 30 cubic feet of usable space. The big plus for this is that your refrigerator shelves are always at eye level. The only time you have to bend down is to get your frozen stuff. A French door refrigerator can either be totally split with a freezer on one side and the refrigerator on the other side or have French doors on top of a bottom drawer freezer.
Much like buying a home to grow into, your new refrigerator should also be big enough to accommodate your family. Even if you don’t plan on having any kids, as those kids grow older they’re going to be eating a lot more. You also have to consider the exterior size of your refrigerator. Your old refrigerator might fit perfectly between the cabinets but a new model might be too big for that space. Be sure to measure all the dimensions of where the refrigerator is going to go so that you won’t have any surprises on delivery day.
Many refrigerators today come with built-in ice and water dispensers. These prove to be extremely valuable especially for busy family. It saves on making your own ice and constantly opening and closing the freezer. There are some refrigerators that have built-in TV screens. Others are tied to Smartphone apps that help you take stock of inventory.
Once you settle on a new model of refrigerator, you need to arrange for your old refrigerator disposal. This is where a company like Junk King Jacksonville is going to be a huge help. Junk King Jacksonville will send over a two-man moving crew and a big truck that will easily get rid of that old refrigerator. You can also schedule the removal on the same day as the arrival of the new refrigerator. After Junk King Jacksonville has loaded up your old refrigerator, they can also pile on any other items you want to get rid of like furniture, e-waste or household goods. Take your time buying your new fridge and make sure Junk King Jacksonville handles the old refrigerator disposal.