You have a choice between using electric- or gas-powered equipment for just about any heavy equipment purchase you make, from a chipper to a snowblower. There are pros and cons for both a gas and an electric snowblower. Reviews will help you in your decision-making, but there's lots of different areas to consider first.
When comparing a gas vs. electric snowblower, ratings are high in favor of electric when it comes to being maneuverable. That's because electric snowblowers are lightweight. Not only will it be easier to get it home from the department store after you buy it, but it will also be easier to move along your driveway and sidewalks compared to a gas model. Because it's a single-stage snowblower, it's one of the most budget-friendly options.
You'll be yanking on the starter cord to get the motor running if you purchase a gas snowblower. Electric start is much easier because of the push-button ignition. It's a great option in areas where temperatures plummet below freezing. Not being able to start a gas blower with a starter cord when it's bitterly cold out is common consumer complaint. Those with physical limitations will also benefit from an electric start.