That very convenient Refrigerator Water Dispenser you’ve been looking at could save you money depending on your habits. If you and your family need in the fridge and freezer often for water and ice, this feature could be right for you.
1. The dispenser does use a bit of energy. Take a moment to consider whether you really need it or not. Which do you think would use more energy; the energy to run the dispenser or the energy escaping when opening the refrigerator and freezer to get water and ice? If you have a filter on your faucet or if you have drinking water delivered to you or you just don’t use much cold water, you might not need a dispenser on the refrigerator too.
2. This is one more part that could break and need repair. Of course the better the quality, the less likely you will have a problem. Is it worth the possible hassle?
A Word About The Filter
If you do opt for this feature, remember the quality of your water and ice depends on the quality of your filter. Check the refrigerator and filter for information on how and when to change the filter. If you have a dirty filter, who knows what you and your family are drinking.
Hint: When you’re shopping for a new refrigerator, take note of where the filter is and try to choose one that would be easy to change.