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4 Top Things to Consider when Buying a Fridge Freezer

While we may spend a lot of time pouring over every feature of a new TV, laptop or any other form of entertainment device, we sometimes aren’t as scrupulous when it comes to more functional devices such as fridge freezers. After all, if it’s reasonably priced, works well enough and keeps your food fresh, what does it matter?

But there definitely should be some level of consideration before you go all in on buying a fridge freezer. In this article, we’ve compiled four of, what we consider to be, the top things that you should consider before purchasing a fridge freezer unit.

Number 1: Size It Up

While this may seem like an obvious one, it can sometimes be missed when it comes to fridge freezers. Whilst side-by-side units require you to have exact measurements so that they are able to fit into their respective unit spaces, some people can just measure a fridge freezer by eye.

Make sure to take measurements to ensure that you have enough space for your free standing unit.

Number 2: Change It Up

Fridge-freezers can come in all sorts of forms – and some of the top models from the big brands can even be fitted with custom specifications that suit your property or lifestyle. For example, you may want the door to swing in a particular direction, or you may want the shelves arranged in a certain way. It’s possible to get these sort of changes with certain, quality fridge freezer units.

So if you see a unit you like, but it’s not quite what you need, don’t be afraid to ask if there’s anyway for it to be changed to suit your home or lifestyle.

Number 3: Cast an Eagle Eye over Energy Efficiency Ratings

Always make sure to look at the energy efficiency ratings of the fridge-freezers on your shortlist. You may notice that you’ll get a larger capacity with one unit, but that its energy efficiency isn’t as good as another unit. This really depends on your lifestyle.

If larger capacity is a necessity, then go with the bigger model. But if you want to save money on your energy bills, and be more environmentally-friendly, then energy efficiency ratings should be a top consideration.

Number 4: Feature Comforts

There are a number of different features that may be unique to a particular type of fridge-freezer. For example, if you want to keep food as fresh as possible, then consider top-mounted freezer fridges (where the freezer is above the refrigerator compartment) as their well-regulated humidity keeps both fruit and veg fresher for longer.

There are also other features such as the number of bins, the shelving material (such as glass or plastic), LED lighting and unique technologies that may make it more beneficial to buy one fridge freezer over another. Lastly, always make sure to look for a guarantee. It’s always good to feel secure that if something goes wrong with the unit within a year, the manufacturer has got your back.

But even if something bad does happen, your unit can always receive an affordable, reliable fridge freezer service from Repair Aid. We even offer a 1-year guarantee on all our work – both parts and labour.

These are just some of the things you should consider before purchasing a fridge freezer. However, there are many more things to take into account. It can always be a great idea to check our fridge freezer buying guide and follow trustworthy, independent sites that offer unbiased reviews. Good luck!

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