In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to properly store your fridge or freezer in the garage if the conditions are right. While this can often be done for many models, it’s important to consider a few variables and factors that may impact your ability to store a fridge or freezer in this location – including some that might make this a bad idea.
At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re happy to offer a wide range of refrigerator repair, freezer repair and other appliance repair services, but also assistance with regular usage and storage of any of the items we service. What are some of the other top areas we recommend looking into before you choose to store a fridge or freezer in the garage space, and how can our team of appliance professionals assist you in this realm? Here are some basics.
In nearly every situation, newer appliances are preferable to old ones. However, one rare exception here is for the situation we’re talking about – because older fridges are more adaptable to changes in temperature, they actually might be better than newer ones for garage storage.
This is because new fridges are more sensitive to changes in ambient room temperature, or the temperature in the rest of the room. This means they’ll struggle to maintain operation when they’re in stranger temperature ranges like those found in the garage. While there are some garage-ready fridges that are made today and designed specifically to resist these problems, these tend to come with a high price tag.
If you have determined that storing a fridge or freezer in the garage is a tenable approach, it’s vital to ensure the unit stays clean. We’re not just talking about the interior here, but also the coil area and the top of the fridge – coils should be cleaned, and we recommend not storing items near or on top of the fridge, which might stop air from circulating properly.
Another tactic for daily use: Ensuring the fridge or freezer is well-stocked, which actually helps maintain interior temperature. At the same time, you want to avoid putting too many items in the fridge, as this may block the blower fan that brings cool air into the fridge space.
Finally, if you’re worried about any disrepair issues or concerns that have taken place since you moved a fridge or freezer into the garage, call on our team of appliance repair professionals. From a basic inspection up through repairs or replacements for any issues that may be taking place, we’ll keep your setup in good working order for an affordable cost.
For more on storing a fridge or freezer in the garage, or to learn about any of our appliance repair or related services, speak to the staff at All Pro Appliance Service today.