Reasons To Go Electric
Landscape maintenance companies have three good reasons to go electric: economics, environment and health. For a single commercial-grade electric leaf blower, a busy contractor can expect a return on investment as early as 12 months. After that, the savings that come from eliminating gas and oil alone range from $800 to $1,600 per year. If you include maintenance costs, the savings become even greater. These savings are not only for the blowers and mowers, but other hand-held electric equipment as well. The immediate fuel savings can help finance the higher upfront cost of the equipment. At the same time, going electric reduces fuel consumption and emissions, solid and toxic waste and reduces risks to worker health. By working with electric equipment, companies have an opportunity to differentiate themselves in an intensely competitive market that is trending towards eco-friendly products and services.