According to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, today’s outdoor power equipment is designed with low-emission engines that are 70 percent cleaner than those built in 1990. Here are five ways you can help further reduce emissions from your outdoor power equipment and keep the air cleaner:
• Use extra care when filling the engine with gasoline. Spilled gasoline releases emissions into the air.
• Fill engine tank only ¾ full. This allows room for expansion and prevents unwanted emissions.
• Tighten gas caps to prevent evaporation.
• Store outdoor power equipment in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
• Tune up engines and sharpen blades for more efficient performance.
For a complete list of safety tips and more information about outdoor power equipment, go to www.opei.org.