Is your refrigerator running?

Is your refrigerator running? You better go catch it. A household on average replaces the refrigerator between every ten to twenty years. If your refrigerator is from the 90s era, it might be time to replace it. A refrigerator is a must-have household appliance, how else are you going to store fresh produce, deli meats, and leftovers?

Although they are built to last a while, your refrigerator is always operating, and over time, it will eventually break down. The older your refrigerator the more the cost to repair it. Leading the costs of repair to outweigh a replacement. 

You should consider purchasing a new refrigerator if yours has been having machine issues, you’re moving into a new place, or if it’s time for the kitchen to get a  makeover. Electronic Express has plenty in stock and ready for delivery! 

A refrigerator one and only job is to keep food cold. If you find your drinks taking an excessive amount of time to get cold that’s a problem. When you start to notice your food starts to smell and or spoils days before it normally would that is not good either! 

Keep an eye on your temperatures in the fridge, if they are not staying in the ideal range of 37 – 40 degrees F, that can be a cause of spoiled foods. Make sure to check the temperature in each compartment. If there is an excessive amount of condensation or frost, the coils might be broken. They should work to maintain a gentle balance, and never too hard or so little causing temperature issues. 

During holiday seasons such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even the summertime, keep food a little bit colder than usual because of the high amounts of foods it will help it stay fresh. However, overcrowding in the refrigerator could also be the cause of spoiling foods. You might want to get a new refrigerator just for more space itself. 

When shopping for a new refrigerator what do you have in mind? Do you have deal breakers? Little extras such as ice makers, water dispensers, and even Wi-Fi-connected refrigerators are some great features. You want something that will make life easier, and fit your busy lifestyle. Get a refrigerator that is easy to clean surfaces such as glass shelves, and shelves that make it easy to pull out and rearranged for maximum storage. 

But first, you need to choose a style that fits your kitchen’s personality. Electronic Express carries the popular styles such as French Door, Side-By-Side, and Top Freezer, we have colors from basic white to stainless steel. 

French Door is big on saving energy, because every time you open their door cold air escapes, but with french door fridges they churn through energy in an effort to cool itself back down. They tend to take up less space with having more flexible storage. Plenty of french door refrigerators feature adjustable shelving that offers more versatility. 

Side-By-Side is great for busy households. Food in the freezer is less likely to be buried or get lost. Having the freezer on the side offers significant helps with shelf space and makes it easier to locate an item. Doors for side-by-side need less room to swing open so less damage on your cabinets. 

Top-Freezer refrigerators are also more energy-efficient and more usable for space and they are also a classic. On average these refrigerators use up to 10 to 25 percent less energy than others according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Top freezer refrigerators also tend me to be less expensive. 

No matter what fridge style you choose, not all refrigerators are one size fits all. Be sure to measure out everything before you check out! When measuring your space, don’t forget about the depth, width, and height! Be sure to add space on all sides for proper ventilation so things can cool down without overheating. Check the direction of the door swings! 

Save energy and money with an energy star qualified. Older models are using a lot more energy than the newer one’s today. If your electric bill is sky high, changing your refrigerator would decrease your electric bill. Energy Star refrigerators are qualified refrigerators that are at least 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard. This can benefit your wallet and the environment.