Install a refrigerator

Install a refrigerator

Installing a refrigerator is certainly not a difficult operation. However, certain precautions must be taken for optimal operation of the device.

The location of the refrigerator

If it is not part of an integrated kitchen, you have the choice of the location of the refrigerator. Some rules in this area must be observed. The appliance must be installed near a grounded electrical outlet and away from heat sources such as the stove, oven, radiators, or dishwasher. Furthermore, a refrigerator should not be exposed to direct sunlight. This is why it is not advisable to install a refrigerator on a terrace, a balcony or in a veranda. Likewise, a fridge located near water sources could create electric shocks.

Installing a refrigerator: the precautions to take

When installing a refrigerator, you must first… wait. In fact, if the appliance has been transported horizontally, oil may have flowed into the refrigeration circuit, and it is necessary to wait at least two hours to connect the appliance. At the time of installation, it is best to check that the refrigerator will be properly placed on a flat surface, otherwise adjust the height of the feet. Small tip: with a slight difference in level between the front and the back, the door can close on its own in case of forgetting. A final precaution is to check that the refrigerator has four to five centimeters of space on the sides and back to allow good air circulation.

Before using the refrigerator

Be careful, when you install your refrigerator, you still have to think about ... opening the door! Does the device open to the right or to the left? Is the handling of the door not hampered? In fact, most of the current devices offer reversible doors, but it is better to check beforehand. Before even plugging in the refrigerator, it is advisable to clean it with lukewarm water and dry it well.