It can be expensive to buy everything brand new, a good way to spend within your budget is to get used products that are in a good condition. This can help save some money, but you need to put a lot of thought and consider many things when it comes to kitchen appliances like a refrigerator. You can’t really return it after you buy it.
Here are some tips on what to look out for when buying a fridge.
1. SpaceMeasure out the space of your current fridge, a fridge that is too small can be really hard to adjust to. This is why it’s crucial to measure the height width and depth of your fridge beforehand.2. CostThis is the first thing everyone considers when looking to buy a fridge, an extremely high price for a fridge that has been used a couple of months is not reasonable, but at the same time, an extremely low price for a fridge that has been used is something to be concerned about. Why would anyone sell something for a loss unless they know that it’s not worth it?3. Energy efficiencyEnsure that you buy a fridge that performs well and is energy efficient. The amount you spend on a fridge is a one-time thing, but you would have to pay the extremely high electricity bill if your fridge consumes a lot of power. Check it’s efficiency by looking into noises, weird smell, and improper lighting.4. HistoryDon’t be afraid to ask questions, ask the owner as to why he is selling a fridge that’s in a good condition and inquire about the number of times the fridge broke down and if they’ve conducted any cooling tower maintenance recently etc. You can also ask the owner for a trial run on the fridge, this way you can see it for yourself as to how the fridge functions.
If the fridge is pretty old, it’s a good idea to assess certain parts of the fridge, like the closed circuit coolers. Always consider the age of the fridge before buying it, a fridge that has been there for decades is not worth buying, and aren’t energy efficient as the new ones in the store. Lastly, don’t settle on the first thing you see, explore your options and see which one suits you the best. Moreover, you should consider the cost of transporting the fridge from the owner to your place, so don’t leave that out when comparing the costs.