Choosing The Right Professionals

After struggling for years to figure out what to do with my old appliances, I realized that working with professional technicians to get them fixed up would probably be a good idea. I was nervous about the idea of investing in appliance services, but friends and family members told me that it was the right thing to do. When I found a great team, I talked with them about what they covered and how they could help. It was amazing to see how much they cared about my appliances and what they did to keep things running smoothly. Check out this blog for more information on appliance services.

Think Twice Before Storing A Chest Freezer Outside


A chest freezer is one of the best ways to store a large amount of food. By using a chest freezer, you'll be able to much more easily avoid trips to the grocery store. However, they can be rather big and you might find it inconvenient to store it inside. The question is whether you're able to store a chest freezer outside instead. 

Why the Convenience Might Not Be Worth It

A common place to store a chest freezer is in the garage, though it may be difficult for the chest freezer to fit in the garage with vehicles and other belongings you must store in your garage. However, garage storage is much more convenient than storing a chest freezer outside. With an outdoor chest freezer, you may need to walk through snow and rain to reach it, which is highly inconvenient. But even worse is the effect that wind, snow, and rain can have on your chest freezer.

Some chest freezers are designed to be able to withstand outdoor conditions, but other chest freezers might not survive the outdoors. Then, if your chest freezer breaks down, you might be forced to hire a home appliance repair technician. 

Weather Fluctuations and Your Chest Freezer

One common problem is that the temperature might simply be too cold, causing the compressor to malfunction. The freezer needs to be designed for cold outdoor use for it to continue to function while sitting outside during the winter. Also, under very hot weather conditions, the freezer chest will have to work harder to keep your food cold. The harder it must work, the more likely that it will break down. 

Chest Freezers and Corrosion

When you will be using the freezer in a coastal area, the salt that results from being near the ocean can lead to your freezer corroding, and this can lead to the freezer developing a leak or one of the components becoming defective. 

Air Flow

If your freezer becomes covered with snow or debris, it may not have enough airflow to allow it to function properly. As you might know, when the evaporator coils become covered with dust and dirt on an AC or refrigerator, the lack of adequate airflow can lead to your appliance wearing down. If you must keep your freezer chest outside, make sure to clean it off regularly so that there is adequate airflow as it tries to keep your food frozen. 


12 September 2018