As we know, not shoveling your driveway can be dangerous for your car, your home, and your family. Also, the snow in your driveway makes walking difficult and you can slip and fall on stones or something hidden beneath the snow. In some areas of USA, Europe, and Canada, it is legally required to remove snow off you sidewalks. Or you may be fined for avoiding shoveling duties.
So, removing snow from your driveways and sidewalks is not what you want to do, but what you have to do.
How to Get Rid of the Snow?
When it comes to removing snow, you must be recommended with many methods. But what is the best way? The answer is it depends because the type of snow, and the area you need to remove snow are different for different people. Let’s talk more about dealing with your snow.
Method 1: Shoveling Snow
Shoveling snow is a task most people don't like to do delightfully but shoveling comes first when you see a pile of snow after a snowfall. Shoveling is a labor-intense task that can cause health issues. Muscle injuries, and bone fractures are common issues while shoveling. But heart attacks are the most dangerous concern while shoveling. Selecting the right shoveling equipment can help you reduce the chance of any injury.
Method 2: Melting Snow
The cheapest way to get rid of snow is using hot water and some mixtures in it. In a bucket, combine a half-gallon of hot water, about six drops of dish soap, and ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol. After you pour the mixture onto your driveway, the snow and ice will melt.
Method 3: Remove Snow Using Snow Blower
A snowblower is a machine that is guided by a user behind. There are many snow blowers in the market. For example, gas snow blower, electric snow blower, and snow blower robot. When you choose a snow blower, the following factors should be taken into account.
- Size of the machine
A compact size machine is easier to move and store especially in tight spaces.
Snowblowers that come with safety features and control are safer for you and your property.
A perfect snowblower can work quickly on smaller driveways and walkways.
- Time Consumed
While operating the snow blower, you have to give your valuable time cleaning the snow from your driveway rather than spending time with your family.
While cleaning snow with manually operated snow blowers in the market (gas or electric), you will be exposed to freezing temperatures, snowfall, or cold wind. That can cause discomfort even health issues.
Regular snowblower and its maintenance can cost you more than you anticipate. Battery-powered snowblowers are cost-efficient than gas snow blowers.
About Gas, Electric, and Smart Snow Blowers
Now in the market, gas snowblower such as Ariens Deluxe two-stage gas snow blower is quite popular. It features a 28-in clearing width. And the company claims that the machine can plow through all kinds of snow conditions.
In the electric snow blowers market, Snow Joe iON18SB-HYB 40-Volt iONMAX Hybrid is considered famous. Most electric snow blowers are single-stage. These electric blowers are best for light, and fluffy snow. They can have clearing widths up to 24 inches and intake heights up to 13 inches. So as to the efficiency, electric snowblowers are not that efficient as gas snow blowers.
We are here now to discuss the smart snowblower robot.
Smart Snow Blower - Snowbot
we are heading to an era where AI and machine learning is taking over the hardworking task we did with our bare hands before, and I must say, those days are over now. There is innovation in every aspect of our life. Why not in cleaning snow?
Snowbot is the solution to autonomous snow blowing. It is designed and developed by Hanyang robotics. The team is working on revolutionizing snow blowers that we knew before.
Snowbot Key Features
Smart & Accurate: Autonomous navigation is one of the key things for the robot. By creating countless waypoints in the snow removal area, it achieves centimeter-level accuracy in maintaining the path.
Safe: Lidar technology is used for automatic obstacle detection. Buzzing alarms are designed to notify you of potential danger when obstacles get close to the robot.
Mobile app control: Mobile app control is one of the cool features introduced by this robot. Users can control the robot and give commands throw the app without going out in the snow.
Green: Snowbot is powered by Li-ion battery, so it is environmentally-friendly with zero emissions.
Gas or Electric snowblowers are widely known by the people living in snowfall areas. But the futuristic solution Snowbot is quite a wonderful choice for everyone from now on. Any adult in the family can operate the robot easily with the help of a mobile app that comes along with the robot.
A robot snow cleaner is a great addition to your home and provides you with more time to do the things you enjoy most. Snowbot is compact and will not take up too much additional space in your home and is a great addition to your driveway or yard cleaning arsenal.