Keeping open spaces in your home snow-free is crucial in creating a safe environment for everyone. Without the right tools, snow removal can be a backbreaking task. To help make your job easier, we have made a list of some of the most important snow removal equipment you need to have in your home this winter.
- Snow shovel
The most basic snow removal you need to have around the house is a snow shovel. This works best in removing the snow from areas larger equipment may have a harder time reaching. Snow shovels are relatively inexpensive so it’s a good idea to have a few lying around and have someone help you to get the job done much quicker. Snow shovels work best in removing snow around dryer vents, too.
If you live in an area that experiences heavy snowfall, an electric snow shovel might be your best bet. They have plastic rotating blades that efficiently throw snow in front of the machine.
- Electric Snow Blower
Electric snow blowers are machines that pack a punch and are relatively maintenance-free. These machines work best in removing moderately thick snow on lawns and yards but may not work so well on long winding paths and driveways. Electric snow blowers are very easy to use and they don’t put the same amount of strain on your back, which makes the job a lot easier.
- Gas-powered Snow Blowers
If you are constantly experiencing heavy snowfall, investing on a gas-powered snow blower might be a smart choice. These machines can bolt up to 20-inches of snow and throw them 50 feet away! Most models also come with a joystick control that allows the user to adjust the angle and the direction of the snow discharge.
If you are looking for a machine that can remove an immense amount of snow with minimal effort, the Honda Hybrid Snow Blower might be the one for you. This machine can gobble up 83 tonnes of snow per hour while managing to minimize the running cost due to its hybrid electric energy. This little monster does come with a hefty price tag ($8,000) but is quite energy efficient because it captures and recycles unused energy from the brakes and augur.
There you have it, some of the must have snow removal equipment you will need to survive the winter!
For your other home winterizing needs, give us a call. Our trained contractors here at George Kent Home Improvements Ltd. are more than happy to help you make your home safer and warmer for the season.