Kathy and Eric Garrison are no strangers to electric power tools.
The Savage couple and MVEC members have a garage full of electric yard equipment, including leaf blowers, a trimmer and lawn mower. While the Garrisons have embraced an electric lifestyle around the house, the couple still had a gap to fill with their gas-powered Toro snowblower.
This holiday season, the couple will need to make some room in their garage.
Kathy and Eric Garrison were the winners of MVEC’s electric snowblower contest this past month, which was advertised in the Electric Eye, on www.mvec.net and in social media postings this Fall. And the timing was just right when MVEC energy specialist Michael Hinde delivered a new Toro electric 2-stage snowblower to the Garrison home as an early Christmas surprise.
“We were so excited,” said Kathy. “I ran downstairs to tell my daughter because it felt like we had won a lottery or something.”
The couple has been slowly moving toward electrifying most of their garage tools, citing many of the ease of use benefits electric tools provide.
“I think for both of us, it’s just more convenient,” said Eric. “You’re not dealing with gas and the maintenance that comes with gas equipment. And they start right up, so there’s no worrying about if it’s going to start this winter.”
All year-round, Kathy and Eric have a complete set of electric tools to tackle any project around their house.