How can you choose the right fridge for your home?
At Warradale Appliance Service, we see so many fridges in our workshop and in people’s homes that we’re not just experts in fridge repairs in Adelaide. We reckon we know a thing or two about fridges too.
So, if you’re thinking about buying a new fridge for your home, here are our top buying tips.
Choosing the right fridge for your Adelaide home
Assess your kitchen
One of the first things you should do is to assess your kitchen. Most of today’s modern kitchens have an alcove for a fridge, so you need to accurately measure the available space, including height, width and depth. Ensure there’s enough clearance for the fridge’s doors to swing open freely. Take note of any constraints.
Get a good looking fridge
Today’s kitchens aren’t just practical, they need to look good. Fridges come in various styles, including French door, side-by-side, top-freezer and bottom-freezer. Select a style that complements your kitchen’s design and offers easy access to frequently used items.
Ideal fridge size
While your alcove may dictate the size, also consider what the ideal size fridge is for you. A large family will soon become annoyed with a fridge that is too small for their needs. An extra-large fridge for a single person or couple will use more energy than required.
Fridge colour matters
Choose a surface finish or colour that will suit your kitchen and personal style. These days it’s not just about white or stainless steel fridges. You can also get fridges in various colours, with a glass front or fridges that integrate into your cabinetry.
Energy-efficient refrigerators not only reduce your carbon footprint but also save you money on energy bills. All new fridges sold in Australia are required to have an Energy Rating Label. Use it to compare the energy efficiency of the fridges you are considering.
Match your budget
With cost of living pressures affecting more people, budget is also likely to be crucial. While feature-rich models with touchscreen displays and smart capabilities may be appealing, think about which features you’ll use because these capabilities will cost more. Spend your budget wisely, by prioritising factors like the size, energy efficiency and durability before whiz-bang features you won’t use.
This doesn’t mean you should disregard special features; just consider which ones you will use. These days fridges can come with
- ice makers
- water dispensers
- temperature-controlled drawers
- smart technology
- and more.
Evaluate which features will genuinely benefit your lifestyle and kitchen routine.
Refrigerator storage options vary, from adjustable shelves and spacious door bins to specialised compartments for fruits, vegetables and deli items. Consider what you normally stock in your fridge and what your storage preferences are likely to be.
Before making a final decision, read customer reviews and seek recommendations from friends, family, or online communities. Real-life experiences and insights from other users can provide valuable perspectives and help you make an informed choice – and hopefully save you from costly fridge repairs down the track!
Measure the fit
Once you’ve chosen the best fridge for you, measure again to make sure it will fit. Also measure your home’s doors so you know the fridge will fit into your home when being delivered.
Contact the fridge repairs experts in Adelaide
While we hope these tips will give you the edge when buying your next fridge, there is one thing that is about as certain as taxes. That is, your new fridge will one day need fridge repairs.
If you live in Adelaide’s southern suburbs, you’re in luck. The fridge repairs experts are close to you.
When you need fridge repairs simply call Warradale Appliance Service on 8296 3136. You can also contact us via our website. You can bring your fridge to our workshop or we can come to you for a small call out fee.
Either way, you’re in good hands when you choose Warradale Appliance Service.
Used Fridge ?
Note: We also sell second hand, refurbished fridges. If you’re looking to save a heap of money, come into our store and browse our stock. Most of our refurbished stock include a three-month warranty.