When working in a laboratory environment, you might need to use a refrigerated incubator. If your lab does not already have a refrigerated incubator, or if you think it's time to upgrade to a new and improved refrigerated incubator, then you might be ready to start shopping for the right refrigerated incubator for your lab. These are some of the questions that you will want to ask when making this purchase.

How Much Storage Space Will I Have?

First of all, you should determine how much space is available in each refrigerated incubator that you are looking at. If you work in a smaller lab, then you might not need to have a lot of storage space. If you work in a bigger lab, however, you might need a refrigerated incubator that offers more space. Looking at refrigerated incubators that have multiple adjustable shelves can help you make better use of the storage space that is available, too, particularly if you are choosing a smaller unit. 

How Much Space Will the Unit Take Up?

Not only do you need to pay attention to the amount of storage space that is available inside the unit, but you should also pay attention to how much space the refrigerated incubator will take up. For example, if you have a smaller lab, then you might need to keep as much space as possible for the other equipment that you have in-house. This means that you may want to look for an under-counter unit or a tall, slim unit that does not take up too much floor space. If you have a bigger lab with ample space, on the other hand, you might not be concerned about the size of your unit, so you might not mind buying a bigger unit.

Is it Programmable?

Depending on what you will be using your refrigerated incubator for, you might want to look for a unit that is programmable. For example, you might want to look for a unit that will allow you to easily adjust the temperature. If you do choose a programmable unit, you will probably want to look for a unit that has a touch-screen and that is easy to program.

Does it Offer Heating Capability?

If you already have heating capability in your laboratory, then you might not be worried about buying another unit that has this capability. Otherwise, you may want to look for a refrigerated incubator that offers both refrigeration and heating capabilities so that you can do even more in your lab, all without the need to purchase additional equipment.

To learn more about refrigerated incubators contact a company near you.