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Going Electric Lawn and Gardern
Going electric means a quieter, cleaner and safer home — even outside in your lawn and garden.
Gas-powered outdoor tools can be noisy, polluting, high-maintenance, and the fuel can be dangerous. But, how can we get the benefits of electrifying our outdoor spaces while still keeping our yards looking great?
Plug-in models are great in many cases, but newer battery technology has allowed for a range of cordless electric tools that have the power and run time needed for even the most demanding jobs. And, they have a lot of benefits compared to their gasoline counterparts.
Electric tools are cheaper to run. While electric tools may cost a little more upfront, they can save up to 35% on operating costs over gas-powered models.
Less maintenance required. They're also low maintenance. Cordless lawn tools will never need oil, spark plugs or filters. They also start right up after sitting for long periods of time, unlike gas-powered tools.
Fewer health risks. Electric tools are better for your health. They're quieter, so they're easier on your hearing. And, there is no dirty exhaust to breathe. There's also no dangerous fuel to store and much less impact on the environment. Plus, as more solar and wind power come online, electric-powered tools are even cleaner.
More convenient. Lastly, battery-powered tools are just more convenient to use. Push-button operation means no pull starting, and lighter weight means they're easier to handle.
Electrifying your lawn and garden with cordless tools can make living in your home and on our planet better every day.
The Power of Human Connections
The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives brand represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 740 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day. Electric cooperatives distribute power for 56 percent of the U.S. land mass over 2.4 million miles of power lines.