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How to Choose the Right Snow Blower For Your Home

The snow season is here—are you ready? Purchasing a snow blower can be overwhelming, with so many different models and features available. But don’t worry! At Thorpe Power Sales, we are here to help make your decision easier. In this blog post, we will provide a guide to purchasing the perfect snow blower for you.

Size of Your Driveway and Sidewalks

The first step is determining how much square footage needs to be cleared. You want to make sure that whatever model you choose has enough power and width capacity to handle the job. Generally speaking, single-stage electric models work best on small driveways or sidewalks while two-stage gas models are best suited for larger areas. If you have a lot of area that requires clearing each season, it’s worth investing in a larger model so that it won’t take as long as it would with a smaller one.

Type of Snow You Receive

If you live in an area with light or fluffy snow, then an electric or single-stage gas model should be sufficient. However, if you receive heavy or wet snow falls then a more powerful two-stage gas model might be necessary. This type of blower has more horsepower which can easily handle thicker accumulations of snow. It also has greater width capacity so that it can cover more ground quickly.

Your Physical Ability

Are you able to handle a heavier machine? If not, then an electric model might be better for you since they are lightweight and easy to maneuver around turns and tight spaces. Gas models tend to be bulkier so keep this in mind when making your decision. Additionally, think about whether or not you want a self-propelled option since those require less effort on your part when pushing them around flat surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks.

Your Budget

It's no secret that new equipment comes at a cost—and snow blowers are no exception! Before making any purchases, ask yourself what type of investment can realistically be made in order for this purchase to fit into your budget comfortably over the long term.

Additional Features

Finally, consider any additional features that could add convenience and ease during the winter months such as heated handles (great for those cold winter mornings!), headlight kits (for those late night shoveling sessions), power steering systems (for quick maneuverability), chutes designed for easy turning (to get just the right angle), etc..

At Thorpe Power Sales we understand how important it is to make an informed decision when purchasing a new snow blower; our team of experts are here to help guide customers through all aspects of this process from size/width capacity considerations based on driveway/sidewalk square footage guidelines; type/amount of expected precipitation; physical ability; available budget; plus any additional comfort/convenience features desired! Let us help ensure that your next winter season runs smoothly – contact us today!

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