The Quietest Leaf Blower

  • The quietest leaf blower currently available is the Echo Leaf Blower, which generates only 65 decibels. This blower is also free of the high-pitched whine that most leaf blowers produce.

Echo is a company that has spent years developing quieter leaf blowers. According to the Echo, the biggest problem with most leaf blowers is the high pitch whining sound that they produce.

It’s not so much the loudness of the sound, but the whine that irritates people. Their goal was eliminate the high pitch whine by adjusting the fan design of their blowers. They baffled the muffler and made many other adjustments to reduce rattling. This video demonstrates the noise level differences of the ECHO blowers:

You can see a more in-depth presentation here.

Tips For Buying A Quiet Leaf Blower

Apparently, electric blowers are not any quieter than gas left blowers because their design generates a “siren” type of sound. However, battery-powered electric blowers are emission-free. They can operate for about 20 minutes before needing a recharge.

When you purchase a leaf blower, you can check the ANSI noise rating which will be printed on the box in comes in. If the blower doesn’t have an ANSI rating you can assume it will be quite loud.

The Echo Leaf Blower is available from Amazon for about $170.

Comments 7

  1. Could you forward the product info and/or video to me? Id like to share with my condo property mgr. We have the traditional leaf blowers now.

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  3. We live on a golf course. The consent noise and fumes from the HOA staff and the golf course maintenance group is a concern by the over 500 homes in the HOA . Are there blowers designed for golf course / large HOA areas. Batteries would be necessary as they folk work an 8 hour shift and based on your comment they would need an approximate 20 batteries??? Or are there units with longer lasting batteries. Please give me your recommendations. Tim Marinec

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      The company mentioned in the article specializes in such things. You could contact them with these questions. Good luck — I can’t stand noisy leaf blowers.

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