(WTNH)–Winter is coming, and it’s not too soon to talk about snowblowers.
It hasn’t snowed yet in Connecticut, but it will soon, and if you’re looking to buy a new snowblower, you have to make sure it’s the right size. It may come as a surprise, but there are a lot of different kinds out there.
The 2-stage snowblowers have a slower-speed auger in the front, are self-propelled and work really well in big storms. The downside is, they are very heavy, and won’t scrape down to the pavement, which may make single-stage snowblowers better if you don’t get a lot of snow in your town.
The single stage ones are also a lot lighter, and much more efficient.
Some of the latest models include metal teeth that help break up ice. But these will not be able to handle a big storm, and you may need a shovel in the next big blizzard you buy one of those.
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What about those electric snowblowers, which are less expensive? An expert we talked to said they really aren’t effective at handling much more than a few inches on small sidewalks or decks close to the house.
Which snowlbower is ideal? Watch the video above for more.