Everyone will agree that today we cannot imagine our life without refrigerator. It is the main and the most important household appliance which makes our life easier, safe and convenient.
How does refrigerator work in order to keep drinks and food cool? The main function of refrigerator is to push a liquid refrigerant through a sealed system, which is making it to vaporize, and after that draw heat out of the fridge. The vaporized refrigerant then is passed through coils outside the fridge (at the back or the bottom), warming up the vapor, by changing it back into a liquid.
In this topic we are going to speak about the types of refrigerators.
As refrigerator is considered to be one of the most important types of home appliances you should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of different models in case if you have decided to buy a new one. Nowadays marketplace suggested various styles and designs of refrigerators, it means that you have a variety choice according to your needs and budget.
In general refrigerators are the following types:
- Side-by-Side Refrigerator
- Top Freezer Refrigerator
- Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
- French Door Refrigerators
- Counter Depth Refrigerator
- Compact Refrigerator
- Wine Coolers
Side-by-Side refrigerators are parallel with each other splitting the fridge and freezer sections down the middle. In these types the refrigerator section is usually a little wider than the freezer side. Side-by-Side refrigerators are ideal solution for small kitchens as in order to open the door fully you need less space. One of the advantages of side-by-side refrigerators is that they typically may have water and ice dispenser features built into the front doors. But generally these types of refrigerators are expensive as compared with the other types.
Top Freezer or Bottom freezer refrigerators depending on the model the freezer section is either on the top or on the bottom of the fridge. These types especially cost less as compared with the other models of refrigerators. But as in bottom freezer refrigerators the freezer opens like a drawer instead of a door they cost more than top freezer ones.
French Door Refrigerators are very expensive models and they are the best solution for those who prefer comfort and luxury. As to the design they have side – by- side units similar to side-by –side fridges but both doors open into the fridge. The freezer in these types is at the bottom of the refrigerator.
Counter Depth Refrigerators are shallower than the other models. They are ideal solution for those who has a limited space or small household. Their storage space is also limited and generally they do not have any freezing capacity.
Compact Refrigerators are smaller version of the normal fridges. They are ideal solution for office or dorm room. Compact Refrigerators usually don’t have a freezer compartment.
Wine Coolers are known as cellars. Some expensive models of this type have multiple zones which allow you to keep different drinks at optimal temperature.
As most experts assured the average life expectancy of a refrigerator is about 14 to 17 years. In order to operate properly your refrigerator should be filled up about three quarters. If you are not able to full it up you can put several bottles of water.
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