How to buy a new fridge for your apartment
In the days after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to much of the U.S., some residents of apartment buildings in Miami and other parts of Florida got their first look at the new and improved Samsung fridge.
But, as the heat of the storm continues to dissipate, many are worried about what that means for the future of their apartments.
In some parts of the country, Samsung says it will have to begin replacing older, less-expensive refrigerators in the coming weeks.
But in others, it’s unclear when Samsung will begin replacing its older, more expensive models.
According to a Samsung spokesperson, the company will be replacing its most popular models in a “short time,” though it’s not clear how long the refurbished units will be available.
Samsung says its older refrigerators are “the most reliable, long-lasting and affordable refrigerators available.”
But in some areas, like Miami, some older Samsung units are being replaced because the companies are running out of money to pay for repairs, and the company says it won’t have enough money to cover the cost of replacing those older units.
“Samsung is committed to ensuring that our refrigerators and the surrounding buildings are in good working order, and we will continue to provide support as we work through the storm,” a Samsung representative told Ars in a statement.
The company is not the only company to find itself in a tight spot.
In October, Samsung’s own refurbished refrigerator unit was reportedly damaged by a heat wave and was sent to a repair facility in Georgia.
Samsung has since made several updates to its refurbished fridge units, but in some cases, it has been unable to fix the issues it found with the refurbishing process.
For example, a Samsung refurbished unit that was supposed to be in the hands of people in Georgia for the holidays was returned to the company on Nov. 4, and its new owner was forced to pay $1,000 to have it repaired.
The company said that the cost to repair the unit was “under review.”
As the heat wave continues to batter parts of Texas, many apartment buildings and condo complexes are struggling to find space for new construction.
As of Tuesday, a record-breaking heat wave had killed over 300 people in Texas alone.
The National Weather Service warned residents to avoid the heat as much as possible and urged people to get plenty of rest.
In an email to residents, the National Weather Services warned that a hot weather pattern is likely to continue into December, with temperatures in the upper 90s, and temperatures expected to climb to the high 90s.