- Features and benefits
- How to adjust
- Model range and rating
- Components and accessories
One of the largest companies in our country for the production of refrigeration equipment is the factory Biryusa, located in Krasnoyarsk.
Many people know this brand even in Soviet times. During this time, the brand is not outdated, but continues to evolve with the times, supplying the market with modern refrigeration units.
Features and benefits
Refrigerators brand "Biryusa" are produced since 1964. For a long time, the products of the Krasnoyarsk plant were supplied to some European countries, where the Soviet refrigerator came to consumers under the name of such companies as Electrolux, Zanussi, Thomson, Brandt.
1982 - the year of production of ten million refrigerators, which indicates the success and profitability of production.
Over the years, the manufacturer has been awarded prestigious Russian awards for the development of the economy in the region, for building an excellent enterprise and its efficiency and efficiency. The country highly appreciated his activity, having recognized the winner of the competition for the best enterprise in Russia, where more than a thousand companies were considered.
Now the company supplies its products not only to various cities of our big motherland, but also to neighboring countries: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Abkhazia. In all these countries, a network of service centers has been built, which allows us to provide warranty support to all customers.
Factory workers produce on their own most of the components required for the assembly of refrigeration equipment. All production is equipped with high-tech Japanese, German and Italian equipment.
"Biryusa" - this is Russian refrigerators with a rich history. Depending on the needs of customers and technological leaps, the appearance and functionality of the equipment has repeatedly changed. These are single-chamber and two-chamber models, with a freezing compartment below and above, as well as separate freezers. It is noteworthy that with careful operation, the build quality can be seen today, many representatives of this technology work to this day.
Many Russians know and love brand products. And this is not surprising, given the serious competition, goods "Biryusa" have important advantages:
- have the same advantages as foreign competitors;
- energy efficiency class meets modern standards;
- convenient operation and maintenance of equipment;
- quiet functioning, without vibrations and chatter;
- frequent manual defrosting is not required;
- refrigeration and freezer capacity;
- adaptability to voltage drops;
- nice design;
- democratic price.
Reliability and convenience of the company's products have gained popularity among consumers. In the technique, only a small number of flaws are noticed.
It is noteworthy that even in case of breakage, the repair will not be too expensive, all components are available and easy to install.
Other plants in the post-Soviet space make products of this type: Smolensk, Saratov, Nord, Atlant. They also have a fairly good quality and a reasonable price, but only the “Biryusa” in terms of ergonomics and design fits with its western counterparts.
In order to choose a refrigerator for your home, you need to carefully evaluate its parameters. There are some of the most important characteristics of refrigeration technology, which in no case should not be overlooked.
The most significant and understandable characteristic is the usable volume of the cameras of the apparatus.. The cost of the goods directly depends on it. You need to think about what the need for the size of the refrigerator you have in your family. Do you constantly eat at home, or prefer to use the services of catering. And also take into account the regularity of purchases in the store, if stocks are made for a month or at least a week, the volume of the refrigerating and freezing chambers should be appropriate.
At the same time, one should not forget about the size of the kitchen where the equipment is supposed to be placed. After all, a huge two-door unit can simply not fit in a Stalin-type dining room. And for large spacious rooms there are whole refrigerated cabinets with compartments for all types of products, and separately, a large freezer.. Analyze what sizes fit into your interior and family needs.
The width and height of the vehicle are directly related to the volume.. A narrow refrigerator can fit into any space, but it will be less spacious. Exact dimensions can always be found in the store where you plan to make a purchase, or on the Internet site.
Weight should be taken into account, for example, the owners of a private house or in dilapidated housing conditions.
The second most important parameter is the power consumption of the device.. Electricity consumption depends on the class of equipment. It is generally accepted the classification of the energy intensity of the letters of the Latin alphabet from A to G. Modern technology is produced mainly with classes A, A +, A ++. Higher classes are less common on the market, less economical to use. Devices with a class above C, are considered obsolete and unprofitable. Refrigerators from "Biryusa" have an energy efficiency class of A or B. On average, this is about 400 kW hours per year.
Refrigeration has its own mode of operation, on which energy consumption also depends. Some modern models are equipped with a convenient additional feature that allows you to transfer equipment to an economical mode, for example, if you are going on vacation.
Important in refrigeration is the number of compressors. Most budget options have one compressor. And it has some impact on the operation of the technology. For example, when you open the door of the refrigeration compartment, the cooling starts working on the entire unit, including the freezer, although we open it much less frequently, respectively, and the temperature does not rise there. Several compressors with separated zones of influence will more correctly coordinate the work of the equipment and prevent the products from overheating and freezing.
A nice bonus is the availability of an automatic defrost system. Now the majority of refrigerators are equipped with the "No Frost" system, which allows to avoid the accumulation of moisture and icing, thanks to special fans. This saves time and effort hostesses. After all, with the help of it there is no need to pull out all the products with a certain frequency, wait for complete thawing and wash the chambers. At the same time, many housewives remember this procedure for collecting melted water and accept with great gratitude automatic defrost systems.
We can not forget about the appearance of technology. It should be pleasant to the eye and fit into the interior. Now, in addition to the standard white color used in the design of the refrigerator, beige, silver, black and even imitating wood shades are used. The corners of many models are smoothed and the whole design of the device is technologically advanced and modern. When buying, you must also make sure that all mounts are secure, evenly painted, and there are no external defects.
Be sure to check the registration certificate in the implementation of the transaction, if it concerns industrial or medical refrigeration equipment. Its presence is mandatory and confirms that the device has passed the registration procedure and is entered into the database.
How to adjust
There are some rules for the installation and operation of Biryusa refrigeration equipment. Of course, they are all described in detail in the instructions for use.
First you need to properly install the refrigerator. To do this, choose a place that is far from heating devices, while the direct sunlight should not fall on the equipment. At least five centimeters should be left between the walls of the refrigerator and other cabinets or appliances for proper circulation of air flow.
The operation of the machinery "Biryusa" is designed for temperature conditions from 16 to 32 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity of the ambient air should not exceed 75%. Otherwise, the manufacturer does not guarantee the correct and long operation of the equipment.
Do not place the device in niches or build inappropriate for this model in the furniture. Indeed, in this case, again, the heat exchange with the environment will be disturbed, which will adversely affect the work of many components.
Adjusting the position of the refrigerator horizontally is done by unscrewing and screwing in special supports designed specifically for this. Keep in mind that if you install equipment unevenly, it may make noise when working. For convenience, and self-closing doors, you can slightly tilt the device toward the rear wall, about five millimeters from the horizontal axis.
After connecting the refrigerator to the network, you must wait at least four hours. And only after that you can fill it with products.
To set the temperature in the refrigeration chamber, you can use a special knob thermostat. Turning it clockwise will lower the temperature in the compartment; on the contrary, it will increase. After that, the mode will be maintained automatically. Of course, with a mechanical system, the temperature can only be set relatively relatively, focusing on one's sensations. New models are often equipped with electronic sensors, with which you can see the exact temperature in each compartment.
Also, the mode is set separately for the freezing and refrigerating chambers and then maintained without the participation of the owners.
Sometimes the owners need to move the door of the refrigerator from one side to the other.. This may occur due to the inconvenience of the layout or the location of the equipment. In general, the person will be able to hang the door of the device without certain skills and knowledge. First you need to check whether there are grooves for fixing the door on the opposite side. They can be closed with plugs. If such a possibility is provided by the manufacturer, you should equip with cross and flat screwdrivers and socket wrenches. Before you start, you must disconnect the device from the network.
Having moved the door to the other side, the handle should also be moved to the opposite end of the door. Those grooves that were used previously, but will no longer be needed, close the corresponding plugs. And be sure to check for tight doors.
When operating the device, some malfunctions can occur:
- The device does not work when connected to the network. It is necessary to check whether there is a mains voltage at all, and whether the plug is plugged in normally, whether there is a proper contact.
- The lack of lighting when opening the door involves replacing the light bulb.
- Noise and rattling when working. Perhaps the refrigerator is installed unevenly, this may cause a knock and bounce. It is necessary to adjust its position using the mounting feet. It is also possible that the refrigerant piping touches the walls of the refrigerator itself or the wall. In this case, you need to eliminate the touch.
- Unpleasant smell. It is possible that in the chamber there are products that are not hermetically sealed, or drugs that emit smell. For disposal, you must remove unpleasant-smelling foods and clean the refrigerator. It is better to wash it with warm soapy composition, then wipe it with a clean cloth and dry it.
Of course, there may be more serious problems, but in this case it is better to seek help from a service center, rather than try to solve the problem yourself.
When operating, some sounds may be present that do not require any intervention and are the norm:
- clicks when operating the temperature relay;
- gurgling coolant when circulating in the tubes;
- slight cracking when temperature changes and materials adapting to them.
Model range and rating
The model range produced by the company "Biryusa" technology is quite wide. Household range are small single-chamber and conventional two-chamber options.
Single chamber models include a separate chest freezer, roomy, fairly large volume. In such devices, one compressor is installed, which is quite enough to ensure normal operation, and there are practically no additional functions.
Also the single door model is the fridge. without freezer. In fact, this is the usual refrigeration compartment, which differs in one feature - it is without a freezer.
In the range presented bar fridge. This is a special type of refrigeration, with small dimensions, a height of 85 centimeters and a width of 60, without a freezer compartment and with a glass door. Such devices are often used for the storage of beverages, as well as a demonstration option for caviar and preserves.
Most single-door units have a standard width of 60 centimeters. In the case of two-door models, the width is naturally much wider and can reach 140 centimeters.
Basically, all representatives of the technology "Biryusa" have energy class A or B, which is the standard today. The climate class of the devices is N, which allows them to operate at a temperature of 16 to 32 degrees Celsius. This is not quite suitable mode for some regions of our country, but, nevertheless, meets the needs of most buyers.
Many new refrigerator models feature "No frost", which does not allow frost formation due to the work of special fans. This is an automatic defrosting system, so beloved by our hostesses.
There are not so many coating color options in stores. Basically this, of course, white standard color. But also on sale silvery metallic and nacreous shades.
The most popular model of refrigeration equipment "Biryusa" is 149D. The useful volume of this specimen is quite large - 380 liters, of which 245 is the volume of the refrigerating chamber. The energy class of the device - A, which is the most profitable, the power consumption of only 0.95 kW. Equipped with an electronic control panel that allows you to accurately set and control the temperature in the compartments. Also has an accessible menu and nice design. It is possible to move the door to any side, which is very convenient in conditions of limited space of our apartments. The noise level of this refrigerator is only 41 dB, which is rather low. With proper installation of the device, it does not cause anyone inconvenience noise.
The second in the ranking is a fairly budget version of the refrigerator "Biryusa 129". It has a convenient in our conditions the ability to maintain the temperature when the power is turned off for seventeen hours. Also equipped with a "Super Cool" feature that allows you to quickly cool products.
In the configuration there are two compressors that independently control the refrigerating and freezing chambers. If necessary or for the sake of economy, in general, you can use only one of them. A pleasant circumstance is the presence of the mechanism "No Frost", which makes it possible not to waste time on regular defrosting of the freezer.
And the last option that we consider will be the Biryusa 8 model. It has a small size and volume of only 150 liters. This is a very small and budget device, perfect for giving or a private house. It has a small 14 liters freezer that can accommodate only the most necessary. Energy efficiency class A +, which provides significant savings. Equipped with a mechanical control type. In the refrigerator compartment has two shelves on which you can place the main stocks and three shelves on the door for small items. This option is completely devoid of excesses, but completely copes with the functions assigned to it.
It should be noted that all appliances "Biryusa" is economical and budget, the options from the line of such refrigerators can afford a family with any economic position.
Components and accessories
Shelves, different in size and quantity depending on the model, are included in the refrigeration compartment package. The shelf can be a metal grid or a solid surface of tempered glass. There are also door shelves, allowing you to conveniently and efficiently spend free space. Separately, where necessary, you can install a special insert for laying eggs. Usually at the bottom of the refrigeration compartment are two vessels for storing vegetables and fruits.
In the freezer compartment there are special boxes of different sizes, making the location of products the most convenient.
During operation, malfunctions are possible; to eliminate them, the following components may be required: light bulbs, sealing gum, thermostat, pen, capacitors, control and indication unit, compressors and their parts, start-up relays and others.
Product reviews of the company "Biryusa" can be found very different in the expanses of the world wide web.
It should be noted that most people who bought a refrigerator of this brand still have a good impression and leave quite good comments. Buyers most fascinated by the price of the product brand "Biryusa". Also note the capacity of this refrigeration.
Many consider it an excellent solution for small-sized kitchens, where you need to place quite a lot of appliances and not lose functionality.
Among the negative reviews a lot of comments connected with fragility of plastic parts, especially boxes located in the freezer. They break quite quickly and often. But some users consider this not a disadvantage, but a simple feature of the cooled material and advise other associates to be more careful.
Buyers agree that for their money this is a great product, besides also causing pride in domestic production.