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Treadmill Buying Guide – How to Shop For A Best Home Treadmill

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When it comes to buying a treadmill for your home, you need to consider several factors before deciding on your choice. A good home treadmill should be enough to carter for a whole family without breaking down.

Choosing the best home treadmill from a huge list can be very exhausting. This is because there are many things to consider before making up to buy a treadmill.

Home Treadmill Buying Guide

Below we have prepared a treadmill buying guide and frequently asked questions about buying treadmills.

Here are pointers on what to look out for:

  1. Cost
  2. What you will use it for, e.g. running, jogging or walking.
  3. How many people will be using it?
  4. Available space in your house

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Home Treadmill

1. Cost

Getting a treadmill is an investment to most of us. If you are to shop for a treadmill according to its price I would advise getting the best treadmill in that price range. Cost is dependent on the features you need.

2. Purpose of the treadmill

When you get your treadmill you do not want to over stress the motor and belt. That is why you need to consider how you will be using the treadmill. If you are into running I would advise you go for higher motor power (over 3.0CHP) and if you are into jogging, I would advise going for 2.5 – 2.75 CHP.

3. How many people will be using the treadmill?

The number of people using a treadmill is a determining factor to your treadmill choice. If you are big family it would be better to go for a treadmill that can handle the numbers without stress.

4. Availability of Space

You do not want to buy a treadmill and end up squeezing it in your small apartment. Even if you are to buy a folding treadmill it needs to fit in your space comfortably even when unfolded.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Can I assemble a treadmill myself?

Yes. Assembling a treadmill is quite easy and would take 2-3 hours to complete. Every treadmill comes equipped with a user manual to help in easy assembling. For heavier treadmills I would suggest asking for an extra helping hand or seeking professional services to move the machine around.

2. How do I know which treadmill is good for me?

To know which treadmill is better for you depends on your use. If you will be using your treadmill for running I would advise choosing a treadmill with a higher power output. Your weight also is a determinant to the type of treadmill you choose. Check the weight limit of a treadmill before buying.

3. How much power should a home treadmill have?

When it comes to treadmill power you don’t want to compromise. The first factor to consider is the purpose of the treadmill. It is obvious that runners would need more power than jogger or walkers. So if you will be using your treadmill for walking the motor power can be anything between 2.0 – 2.75 CHP. A runner would require more than 3.0 CHP.

Secondly, your weight also affects the amount of power you require. Heavier people would require more power compared to lighter people.

4. Which lubricant/lube should I use on the treadmill?

If your treadmill belt seems to be dragging or sticking then it is high time to lubricate and prevent wear. You can purchase the lubricant which comes in a single tube or a three tube kit.

5. What is the difference between folding and non-folding home treadmill?

I think this question is quite self-explanatory. Folding treadmills frame and deck can be folded after one is through with exercising. On the other hand non folding treadmills cannot be folded. The main advantage folding treadmills have over non-folding treadmills is they save on space for people with limited area for exercising.

Note: If you have any other questions about treadmills please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.

Conclusion – Wrapping it up

The treadmill market is pretty saturated with many brands. Finding the best among the list can be a tedious task, taking your time and energy. Keep in mind that there is nothing like the best home treadmill but each is built and suited for different consumers. In case you need a review for a specific treadmill please get in touch and we will be glad to help.

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