Until I started researching snowblowers while trying to decide which one was right for me, I didn’t realize how much choice there really is. I’d always thought of snowblowers as big gas-guzzling machines that cut through snow like a knife through butter. As it turns out, it’s a lot more complicated than that. While these large, expensive machines are certainly an option, there are also less expensive gas models as well as very basic electric snow shovels and electric snowblowers.
Deciding which model is right for you will depend upon a lot of factors. You’ll want to consider how important the environmental impact of such a machine is to you, what your budget is, and how much snowfall you generally get in your area. If you live in an environment with very little snow, a simple electric snow shovel may be more than enough to handle your needs. Like anything else, there is no one right answer for everybody. In this article we’ll look at the different alternatives, allowing you to make a better-informed decision about which one is right for you.