refrigerators have an average lifespan of 12-15 years, so it isn’t
too often you find yourself in the appliance store looking for a new
one. If you haven’t been refrigerator shopping within the past
decade, you may be overwhelmed with the shiny new models and
high-tech features, but don’t be.
follow this step-by-step refrigerator buying guide to find the one
that’s right for you:
Repairing First. If you
are buying a new refrigerator to replace an existing, broken unit,
it may be worth your while to try repairing it first. Many times,
your refrigerator can be fixed for a fraction of the cost of a new
a Budget. If buying a new
refrigerator is your only option, the first thing you will want to
do is set a budget. The fancy features on some of these new
refrigerators may entice you, but you will quickly shop yourself out
of your price range if you are not careful.
a Style. After setting a
budget, you will want to choose which type of refrigerator you want.
Refrigerators come in four styles: top-freezer, bottom-freezer,
side-by-side, and French door. Each one offers their own advantages
and disadvantages, learn about them here.
it Up. After choosing a
basic style, measure your kitchen to find out how much space you
have to work with. Then measure again. There is nothing worse than
thinking you have found the perfect fridge, then bringing it home
only to find out it is too big for your space.
Around. Before making your
final purchase, check out a few different retailers to see who
offers the best price. There are several nationwide appliance
chains, local stores, and even online retailers that you can choose
from, you want to make sure you are getting the most value for your
Make a Purchase.
you have found the best deal on a refrigerator that suits your needs
and wants, it’s time to make the purchase. Be sure you know what is
included in the price you pay; many companies offer free delivery
and pick up of your old fridge.
you have decided to repair your existing refrigerator instead of
buying a new one, look no further than the refrigeration experts at
Speedy Refrigerator Service. For more than 75 years, Long Island
residents have depended on us to fix their fridges, freezers, ice
makers, and wine coolers. Our lines are open 24/7 and we offer
same-day service, just give us a call at 866-782-9376.