When shopping for a new snow blower, you'll need to keep a couple of things in mind.
The first is whether or not the machine is capable of getting the job done, so look for the right size and power.
The second is whether or not it's a snow blower that you're capable of handling, so you'll need to look for the right features.
Features are distinctive attributes that improve how you and your snow blower work together.
Electric Start or Key Start
Some people don't mind pull-starting their snow blower. In fact, a lot of newer snow blowers are very easy to pull-start in one or two pulls.
However, many of us have known the frustration of trying to pull-start an engine, especially once it gets older. But with electric start, you just plug into an extension cord and push a button. Key start offers you another easier alternative to pull-starting.
Professional grade two-stage snow blowers all come with electric/key start, but other grades and types can be found with this feature as well.