Tips for Buying a Treadmill
People should be sure about the treadmill is going to fit in the proper area. This exercise equipment looks small in the store, but it can become huge in the workout room of the house. One should get all measurements of treadmills and be sure that the treadmill can fit well in the room. There should be pleasant in the workout area, as one will enjoy it and workout for more time. Workout area should be cleaned from dirt and dust.
One gets what one pays for the treadmill but be sure that one gets the best treadmill in the price range. One should carefully read the treadmill reviews and ratings as they mostly available from unbiased sources.
The motor is the most important and necessary part of the treadmills. One should see a motor with a continuous power duty rating. One will look for other ratings such as treadmill duty and peak duty. Continuous duty power rating is the accurate measurement for motor power and this type of motor will be given the best performance for long-term period.
Many motors of treadmills come between the ranges of 1.5 hp to 3.0 hp with the no more expensive treadmills. One should always look for minimum 2.0 hp continuous duty motor and it is an adequate. If one runs more on the treadmill one may want to receive a 2.5 hp motor.
Many home treadmills come with AC and DC motors and using a DC motor at it is quieter. AC motors require more power and commonly used in commercial treadmills. AC motors will be noisier and will be required a dedicated power line. One should look for home treadmill with a DC motor with warranty of at least one year.
Walking or Running Surface
One made mistakes about walking or running surfaces while buying the treadmill, one thinks both are the same, but there is a difference between both of them. If one is a serious runner, get a running surface belt of about 60 inches length. If one only wants to walk on the treadmill, look for belt surface of about 48 inches length.
One should always look for an electronic incline as it can easily adjust by pressing a button on the console of the treadmill. There are commonly comes manual adjustable inclines. But these incline have to set before starting running or walking on the treadmill. There is an automatic electronic incline with quality treadmills. One should look for the treadmill inclines to range between 0% and 10%.
One should look for a treadmill with heavy aluminum frame or high alloy steel. Steel is the best option as it is sturdies, heavier and last for long-term period. The steel weight for frame can give excess stability to the treadmill.
There are many quality treadmills that offer lifetime warranty for frame. One should look for a warranty 1 to 3 years for parts of the treadmills such as deck, electronics, and belt and motor and at least one-year warranty for labor.