Buying a refrigerator is an investment that requires careful consideration. This equipment must meet our needs and at the same time fit within the budget allocated for this purpose. So before we decide on a specific model of refrigerator, it is worth considering several key aspects.
An important parameter that you should pay attention to when buying a refrigerator is capacity. If we buy a refrigerator for a house where a large family lives, it is worth paying attention to the fact that the cooling chamber is adequately spacious – at least 200l. Thanks to this, we will be able to conveniently store products without having to stuff them. For one person, a refrigerator with a capacity of 120 liters is enough.
Energy efficiency class
Another important aspect in choosing a home refrigerator should be its energy rating. The more energy-efficient the refrigerator, the better, but of course the price goes up then. The most energy-efficient is equipment with A +++ class, the least with D for free-standing refrigerators and B for built-in appliances.
This element may seem quite insignificant, but in fact it can make a big difference if we actually consider the noise level emitted by the equipment, especially when we have a kitchenette connected to the living room. It is worth choosing among equipment with a noise level between 36 and 39 dB. Refrigerators that emit noise above 40dB can be quite a nuisance, especially at night.
Built-in or free-standing
Before we buy a refrigerator, we must decide whether it should be free-standing or built-in equipment. If we want the refrigerator to be an integral part of the kitchen arrangement and be consistent with its style, we can opt for the built-in one. If it does not matter much to us, choose a freestanding refrigerator. If you choose the latter option, it is worth choosing a model with a neutral color and simple design, thanks to which this equipment will match our kitchen even when we decide to change its arrangement.
No Frost function
While browsing the refrigerator offers, we have certainly come across information about the No Frost function, which is not available in all models of these devices. It is nothing more than an automatic defrosting system, thanks to which there is no frost and ice inside the refrigerator. This greatly facilitates the “care” of the equipment and ensures cleanliness inside the refrigeration section.
Today, manufacturers of refrigerators compete in inventing new functions that will allow their equipment to stand out from the competition. And so we can find refrigerators equipped with a water feeder, ice crusher, alarm systems and antibacterial seals. It is worth knowing that such additional functions always affect the price of the device, so if they are not important to us, it is better to invest in equipment with other desired features at a certain price.
The purchase of a refrigerator is quite an expense and can cost us from 1,000 to even 5,000 PLN. In the event that we do not have sufficient funds, and we have managed to find a refrigerator model that perfectly meets our needs, an online loan may be helpful, which we can conveniently take out without leaving home. Remember that the purchase of a refrigerator is an investment for years and let’s think carefully about its parameters before making the final decision.