First of all, answer this age old question, "Is it a snow blower or a snow thrower"? Whatever you call it, this might be the year that you've had enough with shoveling and break down and buy one. I have a four horsepower, two-stage snow blower, but what is the right model for you?

Should you buy a single stage snow thrower, or two-stage? How much horsepower? Here is an excellent brief video that should answer your questions.