Drawer in an upright freezer

Tips for choosing the right freezer

Do you need a new freezer? If so, the wide selection of available choices can be overwhelming, as there are many different freezers available on the market. At Ateliers G. Paquette, we specialize in repairing household appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers and freezers. We serve customers in Montreal and throughout Quebec. Here are four tips on how to choose the right freezer for your needs.

 

Freezer type

If you like being organized, an upright freezer might be a good fit. The vertical shelves and drawers allow you to see exactly what you have. Additionally, many upright freezers have a self-defrosting function, which can save you time and effort when it comes to cleaning.

 

Conversely, chest freezers can easily become disorganized because everything gets piled in. However, they’re often cheaper and hold a more stable temperature than their upright counterparts. Chest freezers also keep your food cooler if there’s a power outage because the items inside tend to be closely packed together.

 

Size and capacity

Freezers are large appliances. Therefore, you must choose a model that’ll fit in your home. For this reason, we recommend measuring the doorways and hallways in your home to ensure they can accommodate the freezer. Once installed, the freezer door should easily open and close without hitting anything.

 

Additionally, you should choose a freezer with the appropriate storage capacity for your needs. A model that’s larger than you require will needlessly consume excess energy.  A freezer that’s too small, however, can easily become overcrowded and be difficult to keep organized.

 

Noise level

If your freezer will live in your kitchen or another busy area in your home, opt for a quiet model. Although most manufacturers don’t typically advertise the noise level of their freezers, consumer reviews on the internet can offer a wealth of information.

 

Environmental impact

Some freezers are more energy-efficient than others. Therefore, we recommend looking for a model that’s Energy Star certified. You should also place your freezer in a cool location. If it’s in a hot or sunny area of your home, it’ll have to work harder to keep your food cold.

 

Keep in mind that one of the best things you can do for the environment is to keep your appliances for as long as possible.

 

Appliance specialists in Montreal

Before replacing your current freezer or any other appliance, find out if it can be repaired. Our technicians offer expert freezer repair services and carry a variety of replacement parts for household appliances. We proudly serve customers in Montreal and throughout Quebec. Contact us for more information.

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