Should you get an electric lawn mower?
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Should you get an electric lawn mower?

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When you’re choosing a lawn mower, you have more options than ever, but how do you decide which model is right for you? Electric mowers have benefits and limitations, but they could be the perfect fit for your lawn.

Noise Level

Electric mowers are much quieter than gas mowers, making it a great option for homeowners with sensitive neighbors.

Lawn Size

For those with large lawns, electric mowers are at a disadvantage. An electric mower’s battery life may not last on a larger lawn, and it has less power than a gas mower, meaning you may need to pass over thick grass a couple of times to get an even cut.

Going Cordless

When considering an electric mower, there are pros and cons to going cordless. On the upside, a cordless mower gives you more flexibility over hills or around trees. The downside comes back to battery life.

Price and Maintenance

While you can buy gas and electric mowers for comparable prices, an electric mower is cheaper in the long run. While gas mowers require fuel to run—the price of which can vary—an electric mower is less expensive to charge. Those who want a low maintenance mower will also find electric appealing. While you need to keep blades sharpened, you won’t need to check park plugs, gasoline levels, or oil.

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