Want a Quiet Lawn Mower? Go Electric!
There are no two ways about it — if you want a quiet lawnmower, you have to get an electric one. Gas-powered lawn mowers are not only smelly, inefficient and polluting, they’re also incredibly noisy. So noisy, in fact, that many organizations and groups, like Huntington CALM and Noise Free America, are coming together to advocate for cleaner, quieter landscape equipment.
The answer to the noise and pollution of gas-powered lawn mowers is pretty simple and pretty easy — replace them with electric options! Or, dump your conventional lawn care company for an all-electric lawn care company like Clean Air Lawn Care.
Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers Can Damage Hearing
Everyone knows how noisy lawn care equipment can be, but were you aware that gas-powered lawn mowers actually have the potential to cause hearing damage? That’s right, they run at approximately 95 decibels and anything over 85 decibels can cause irreparable harm to your hearing with extended or repeated exposure.
Electric lawn mowers and lawn equipment run at around 75 decibels. Sounds at or less than 75 decibels are unlikely to cause any kind of damage to your hearing. To put these decibel levels in perspective, imagine standing next to a motorcycle as it starts up and drives away — it’s pretty loud. Then, consider what it’s like to vacuum your house or stand next to a running washing machine. Not as bad as the motorcycle, but certainly a bit noisy. A motorcycle typically runs around 85 decibels; at that level, you should only be exposed for less than 2 hours at a time. That’s the same level of sound that gas-powered lawn mowers produce.
Vacuums and washing machines, on the other hand, run at around 75 decibels, which is the same as an electric lawn mower. You can safely be exposed to this level of noise all day long with no negative impact on your hearing. So next time you wake your neighbor by mowing your lawn at 7 a.m. on a Saturday, consider an electric lawn mower which will reduce noise pollution (and annoyance) by 50-75%. In the market for a new electric lawn mower? Read our post about the best electric lawn mowers here.
If you’re looking for quiet, clean and professional lawn care with all-electric, all-organic alternatives to the noisy, dirty and toxic options that are passed off as the usual, get in touch for a free estimate!