How To Choose A Power Source For Your Pressure Washer

How To Choose A Power Source For Your Pressure Washer


When you plan to buy a pressure washer, the first thing that you should keep in mind is to choose the right power source for your pressure washer. The mobility, maintenance, running costs, and upfront costs of your pressure washer depend upon the power source of the pressure washer. Basically, there are three main types of pressure washers in terms of power source; Diesel, electric, and petrol Powered Pressure Washers. This blog tells the characteristics of each type of power source for your high-quality hot water pressure washer.

Electric Powered Pressure Washer

The electric-powered pressure washer has so many benefits but the only disadvantage is that it has restricted movement. On the other hand, it is beneficial in terms of maintenance, costs, plug sizes, and fumes. The best part is that it can run quietly so that you can perform the cleaning process without disturbing your neighbors. Electric-powered pressure washers come in two main types; three-phase and single-phase. Electric-powered pressure washers are popular in washing fixed areas such as wash bays. The best part is that it has very low running costs. This is why electric-powered pressure washers are dominating the market. Moreover, you don't need to spend a lot of money on maintenance since it has very low maintenance costs as well.

Petrol Powered Pressure Washer

Petrol Powered Pressure washers are amazing when you want a washer that is moveable. It has two advantages as well as two disadvantages on the basis of which you can select or reject this pressure washer. The best part to know is that it has a higher level of mobility as compared to the electric-powered pressure washers and amazingly low upfront costs. On the other hand, it has some downsides such as it is very heavy and requires maintenance on a regular basis.  However, the advantages are still more interesting to make you select it for cleaning applications.

Diesel Powered Pressure Washer

Diesel-powered pressure washers have amazing benefits in terms of fuel, mobility, power, engine, and flow rate. At the same time, it is very heavy and possesses higher upfront tasks. The best part of this pressure washer is that it is highly fuel-efficient with a movable structure. Moreover, the diesel-powered pressure washer has a higher flow rate with powerful and long-lasting engines. According to experts, diesel power pressure washers are more suitable for heavy-duty washing jobs. Unfortunately, they come at very expensive prices that make them very unaffordable for Common people. It is interesting to note that diesel-powered pressure washers are quite suitable for industrial applications such as earthmoving and mining industries. Another thing to notice here is that these machines require hot water to function efficiently which shows that they can work on a single fuel source.


Keeping in mind the above mentioned three types of power source of pressure washers, you can choose any of them based on the type of application. Moreover, you should ask the supplier if he could guide you better in choosing the right powered pressure washer.