Electric vs. Gas-Powered Pressure Washers: What’s the Difference?

Published:

11/2/2017

Do you know the differences between an electric and gas-powered pressure washer? No? Well, lucky for you, we do!


A lot of people tend to opt for an electric pressure washer because they require very little maintenance. The downside of this is that they won’t last you for a decade. An electric pressure washer is designed for someone who cleans small items frequently, like cars, patios, and bikes.

Electric vs. gas powered pressure washers

Because they are portable and light, electric pressure washers are ideal for people who are always on the go. If you can live with buying a replacement machine every few years, then you will benefit from an electric pressure washer.


Gas pressure washers share some common similarities with electric pressure washers. First, gas pressure washers can also be made portable; many are sold with a set of wheels that allows for greater mobility. They also require routine upkeep, and if you stick to a routine, these machines will last for years and years.


There are additional costs of maintaining your gas pressure washer; you will have to buy gas, oil, and other detergents to keep it running. These pressure washers are more powerful than the electric pressure washers, with some having up to 4,000 PSI. It’s well worth the investment if you’re willing to put the work into maintaining it.


Unsure what kind of pressure washer you should purchase? North Texas Sales & Distribution is here to help. As the leading seller of Hotsy pressure washers, we know our stuff. Contact us directly today!

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