There are some pretty cool (pun unintended) trends in refrigerator technology that have emerged over the past year. Indeed, refrigerators have come a long way since the days when they just held ice (the ol’ icebox) or kept items cold. Today’s refrigerators can do things we only once dreamed about. Here are some trends we’re seeing in refrigerator technology:
- Enhanced Entry Options
The days of ‘just the two-door refrigerator’ are gone as well. Options now include such features as French three-door models and four-door models with different door layout options to fit your home and your preferences.
- New Viewing Options
How many of us have had this situation occur: someone comes into the kitchen and wonders what is in the refrigerator. He/she then opens the door, stands there for what seems like a lifetime and…lets all the cold air out of the refrigerator. This of course irritates the person who is paying the utility bill – often, a parent. Well, those days are over too. Refrigerator manufacturers such as LG are offering refrigerators with tinted glass panels that allow you to see inside without letting the cold air out. With some models, you simply have to knock on the glass panel for the glass to illuminate what is inside!
- Internet-Connected Smart Refrigerators
Did you ever think your humble refrigerator would require the password to your home wifi network? The future is now! Smart refrigerators can notify you when the water filter needs changing or the power has gone out. At the grocery but not sure whether you have enough milk? Use an app on your smartphone to take a peek via cameras located inside your refrigerator. You can also use a large touchscreen on your refrigerator door to check your calendar, play music, and order groceries online.
- Large Capacity
For some folks, ‘bigger is better’ when it comes to refrigerators – and manufacturers are responding with enhanced storage capacity within larger refrigerator units – allowing for storage of more food and items than ever before.
- Smart Cooling Technology
Advanced technologies to improve the cooling efficiency and performance of refrigerators are common in today’s refrigerators. However, not all technology is the same – some are more advanced than others, and therefore require special care and skill during the installation process.
There are a plethora of other technologies and styling features available in the most recent models. To protect your investment, proper installation of these technologically advanced refrigerators is critical; you can no longer just ‘plug in and run’ any longer. Typically, these refrigerators come with hefty installation guides that spell out multiple steps that need to be followed to get the most out of your investment. Let Plumbwell Services take care of the installation and you will have peace of mind knowing it was done correctly. Call now or schedule your service online!