How does a refrigerator work?

Refrigerator 101

Planning to buy a new refrigerator soon? Read these free resources first so that you’ll be better informed before making a purchase decision.

The Basics: How Does A Refrigerator Work?

Before you start searching for the best refrigerator for you, it will be helpful to have some background knowledge on the fundamentals of how refrigerators work.

In this article, we’ll cover the following:

  • The purpose of refrigeration
  • The cooling process
  • The refrigeration cycle
  • The major parts of a fridge
  • Types of refrigerant gases
  • Types of cooling systems

Inverter vs. Non-inverter Refrigerator

Inverter refrigerators are trending currently – and for good reason. They cost more upfront, but they do save you money in the long haul.

Naturally, people debate whether the higher cost will justify the savings. To help you decide if an inverter models is for your, we made this post using real world examples to compare between an inverter and a non-inverter model.

Another prerequisite reading is our article on inverter technology – what it is, how it works, how it benefits you. Go check it out here:

Refrigerator Buying Guide

Are you ready to buy a new fridge now?

Read our comprehensive yet concise refrigerator buying guide to help you choose the best model for you.

In this guide, we will cover the following:

  • Positioning
  • Sizing Guide
  • Door Configurations
  • Direct Cooling vs. No Frost
  • Inverter vs. Non-inverter
  • Energy Consumption
  • Other Features

FAQs

All of your refrigerator questions answered.

The topics in the FAQ cover the various problems you may encounter during the whole life span of your fridge. From pre-purchase woes, to the delivery, usage and maintenance, and eventually, how to replace it.

More broadly, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Usage
  • Maintenance
  • …and many more!

Couldn’t find the answer to your question? Send me an email here so that I’ll be able to help you.

Other Good Stuff

We’ve also written a lot of informative articles regarding (or in tangent with) refrigerators. Here are a few:

You may have noticed a bright-yellow piece of paper on the fridge door at the store – that’s called the Energy Label. Read our guide to understanding the energy label here:

Other cool stuff we wrote: