Homemade Wind Power for Homes is Easy
How Homemade Wind Power
Can Save You Money!
An easy homemade wind power system can easily save you lots of money on your electric bill for only a small investment. If you live in an area with fairly dependable wind, you can add homemade wind power in your yard, and let the constantly renewing wind provide much of the electricity you need to run your home. And with a little extra investment and work, you may even wind up actually selling power BACK to the electric company to reduce your electric bill even further, and you may even wind up with them PAYING YOU!
Homemade Wind Power systems are very straightforward to buy or build.
The first step is to check with your local and national governments and power authorities to see if there are any tax incentives or rebates that will help offset the cost to install the system, whether you plan to build or buy. Then analyze your utility bills to see how much you can expect to save with the energy that you will produce. When you add the savings on your utility bills with your possible tax incentives or rebates, you may wind up really wondering why you didn’t do this, and start saving money, long ago.
Next, you’ll want to find a clear space that gets a good constant wind flow for the windmill tower. A good wind generator has blades that are about 8’ – 10’ in diameter so they need a fair amount of space in which to spin freely. And, the top of the windmill will turn so that the blades are always facing the wind for the most efficient operation.
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And, of course, you can always use a commercially installed system. Either way, you will save money and help conserve our earth’s natural resources.
Another good investment that will save you money and is good for the planet is practicing good energy conservation measures. You can:
- Switch to energy saving appliances – look for the Energy Star Label
- Switch to energy saving LED or compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Only wash full loads in your dishwasher and skip the drying cycle – just open the door and air dry the dishes after the final rinse – not using the dryer will save a bunch!
- The chargers for your portable electronic devices should be unplugged when not in use as they still use a small amount of power even when they are not actually charging your electronics
- Your renewable resource wind created electricity can charge your portable electronic devices rather than charging them from the electricity you pay for
- Do full loads only in your wash machine, then hang the clothes to air dry whenever possible to cut down using your dryer – your dryer is a big energy consumer
- When you will be away for an extended time, unplug your TV, VCR, stereo system, etc. Today’s electronic equipment still consumes power even when it is not in use, like the wall chargers for your cell phones, MP3 players, etc. Power strips with switches on them make this very easy
- Locally produced, fresh food will reduce the amount of food you keep in the refrigerator or freezer so you will use less electricity to keep it chilled or frozen.
Implementing some of these will help you save money on your power consumption, and when combined with producing power from renewable resources like the sun and wind, you can reduce your bills quite a bit. Good for you, good for the environment.