Are you thinking of buying a new refrigerator or want to upgrade your old one? If the answer is yes, then today’s article is going to be for you. In the world of technology, a lot of new things are being launched every day.
The refrigerator is also not a problem. Refrigerators also come in different types, with new features, smart features, cooling capacity. First of all, before selecting a new refrigerator, you should decide how much storage capacity you need and which type of refrigerator and Fridge will prove to be better for you. With this, everything will be easy.
If you are not able to decide, then it does not matter, today through this article we will put some such tips in front of you so that you will not have much trouble selecting a new refrigerator.
Budget will be our first point in all the products we will share with you in the Refrigerator buying guide. Because this is the most important point in which people get cheated and without thinking of their budget, they bring such a product, which then may have to face financial problems later. So you do not compromise with your budget.
Second, we run after the brand name. In addition to the brand name, we should also consider: Does the brand have a network of service centers in your area? Are their service fees high or low? Is in-house installation included in this price? And what kind of warranty does it come with?
So let’s go ahead, we will give you some such suggestions about the refrigerator, which you must keep in mind while buying so that you will be able to get the refrigerator according to your need, as well as our aim is that there is less load on your pocket.
Type of Refrigerator and Fridge
There are five main types of refrigerators and Fridge. 1. Mini 2. Single Door 3. Double Door 4. Side by Side 5. Multi Door
We are going to tell you the advantages and disadvantages of all so that you will get the idea to select any one of them.
Mini refrigerators come in the range of 40L to 100L. This can be useful mostly if you are a bachelor or have to stay single somewhere. If you are looking for a refrigerator for your bedroom then this is for you. This refrigerator is of a very compact design and you will also feel economical. Along with this, it is direct cool (we will explain its meaning later in the article) and it has a very small freezer inbuilt. Many models do not have a freezer, so you can find out by looking at the model.
2. Single Door
Single door refrigerators come in 150L to 250L capacities. This is a great choice for most couples or small families. These refrigerators are available in many good designs and are economical as well. These refrigerators also come with a direct cool system. It has good freezer space and many models come with digital auto defrost technology (we will explain its meaning later in the article).
3. Double Door
Double door refrigerators come in 240L to 500L capacities. This is mostly a great choice for slightly larger families (4 to 5 people). These refrigerators are available in many good designs along with a separate door for the freezer. These refrigerators come with frost-free technology. It has a large freezer space and is energy efficient. In many models, the inner shelf of the refrigerator is made of toughened glass, which is very strong.
4. Triple Door
Triple door refrigerators come in 240L to 350L capacities. This is a great choice for most couples and their two kids. These refrigerators are available in many good designs, with a separate door for the freezer at the top and a separate door at the bottom for the vegetables. These refrigerators come with frost-free technology. It has a large freezer space and is energy efficient. The inner shelf of the refrigerator is made of toughened glass which is very strong.
5. Side by Side Door
Side by side door refrigerators come in capacities from 550L to 850L. This is a great choice for most large families (6 to 7 people). These refrigerators are available in many good designs as well as each section is available in large size. These refrigerators come with frost-free technology. It has large freezer space as well as large space for vegetable tables and many models also come with water and ice dispensers. These refrigerators are energy efficient. The inner shelf of the refrigerator is made of toughened glass which is very strong.
So now you must have got an idea that how many liters of capacity and which type of refrigerator will be right for you. So when you’re done, we’ll give you a few more tips that you need to keep in mind.
You must have seen 1 star, 2 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars written on many electronics products. This is all energy rating which is called EER (Energy Efficient Rating). By which we get to know how much our purchased product will give us by saving. You can understand it well from the image given below.
In this calculation, we have considered a 250L frost free refrigerator that consumes 1100 units of energy in a year and has a star rating of 0. Also, we have fixed the average unit price of Rs.5. The higher the star rating you will see, the lower will be your electricity bill.
Now when you go to buy a refrigerator in the market or search online then also check this specification whether it is available in your refrigerator or not. We understand what is the benefit of this. Actually, one refrigerator comes with a general compressor and the other with an inverter compressor. In a refrigerator with an inverter compressor, the temperature variation will be very less. Also, refrigerators with inverter compressor produce very little noise. And refrigerators with inverter compressor are also more energy-efficient and their life span is also more than refrigerators with general compressor.
Like we told you above, in the refrigerator one is direct cool and the other is of frost-free type. In frost-free type, an electric fan is installed in the refrigerator so that your food remains fresh and you do not have to worry about melting any ice because the work becomes automatic in it which is not done in direct cool.
Direct cool refrigerators follow the natural convection, which keeps the food fresh for a shorter period of time than the comparatively frost-free type refrigerators and also needs to be defrosted periodically. But direct cool refrigerators do not have an electric fan, due to which they save more energy.
Other features you can keep in mind
1.Built-in voltage stabilizer
We are talking about India here and you all know that there is a big problem of voltage fluctuation in many places. So if you live in an area where voltage fluctuation is high, then you can see this feature. You can also get a voltage stabilizer installed separately.
When you keep different vegetables, fruits, non-veg items, etc. in your refrigerator, then there can be a strange smell while opening it if your refrigerator does not have this feature. Deodorizer will give you fresh air by removing unwanted smells from its powerful filters.
3. Cool Pack
This feature comes in handy when the power goes out. Then this feature will keep your food fresh for the next 12 hours and keep the temperature maintained.
And there are some other features like Antifungal Removable Gasket which will prevent fungus and bacteria from growing and you can also clean it by removing it. You can also see adjustable shelves so that you can keep any large item in the fridge by adjusting the space.