If your refrigerator is performing as well as it should, now is a good time to be on lookout for deals as stores will be making way for new models before the end of the year.
When large appliances, like the refrigerator break down, homeowners often face a difficult decision: do I repair or replace it?
Angie says a good rule of thumb on whether to repair or replace your refrigerator is to consider how old your refrigerator is. If it's more than ten years old and it's broken down you might want to consider a new one especially if the cost for repairing it is half the cost of a new refrigerator.
There are many different styles of refrigerators, that can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Angie's list recommends you consider what you really want in a fridge, so you don't end up paying for a lot of bells and whistles you don't need.
You also want to make sure it matches your current appliances, because that will help with your resale value.
"Stainless steel is probably the number one seller," said Vernon Schmidt, Appliance Store Operations Manager. "They have several stainless finishes now. Some of them show less fingerprints and stuff. True stainless steel is not an easy material to keep clean, especially if you have small children, but it's probably our number one seller."
Your refrigerator is the most used appliance in the kitchen. If it's older and inefficient, chances are it's using a lot of energy.
"There are a lot more things that can go wrong with a new one because of the electronics, but you save a ton of energy with them," Schmidt says. "Along with that you are getting better temperatures in different sections of your unit so your crisper is keeping a more precise temperature. Your refrigerator is overall is keeping more precise temperatures than the older ones. You don't have the big fluctuation so your food stays better longer."
pays to comparison shop when buying a fridge. Don't be
afraid to negotiate on the price, or haggle on additional fees such as
delivery, installation or an extended warranty.
also find a scratch and dent refrigerator for hundreds less. Most are
brand new and come with a full warranty. Some dings
are barely noticeable, but make sure the dents won't prevent the appliance from
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