Some Great Home Energy Tips on Using Wind Power

Some Great Home Energy Tips on Using Wind Power


So now that you have decided to save money by tapping into alternative sources of energy. What do you do now? No need to worry we can give you a few energy tips using renewable sources of energy.

First, you have to decide which energy source you'd prefer to tap into - the wind, solar, or water. This decision should take into consideration where you live and your climate. If you live near a body of water, then building a windmill might be a good choice for you and your family. If the town or city in which you live has a mostly sunny climate throughout the year then solar panels may be in your future. Of course, if you live in a windy area, then a wind power system is going to be a definite consideration.

Next, if you have decided to use a wind turbine then you should begin to assess your home, backyard and or garden. You will be looking for a good spot to erect the wind turbine. It should be in a spot where it can best use the prevailing winds. Also, a spot where the noise of the rotating blades will not cause a problem. You may not want to erect it too near a bedroom. Turbines should be erected at least 30 feet above any physical wind barriers such as trees or buildings and within 300 feet to avoid air turbulence. Taking these steps will ensure that the turbine will get enough wind to power your home.

Now it's time to decide if you prefer to purchase your wind power system or whether you'd rather make your own wind turbine. If you decided to use a vendor to purchase your turbine they will help you find the perfect spot to erect it so that it works most efficiently. Both choices will involve a sizable purchase. You will be able to find several online companies that sell kits for building wind systems. They will have both the step by step instructions and materials for purchase.

Since this industry is still relatively new it will be most important for you to check the background of the company or individual that you are buying the system from. As with any large purchase, ask for references and be certain to ask questions related to customer service following the purchase of the kit or after the installation was complete. If you're buying a kit you want to make certain that there is good customer service just in case you have questions while you're trying to build and install your turbine. If you decide to use a company to build and install your turbine then you want to speak with customers that have had their system for some time.

Hopefully, you and your family will look at this as a project that everyone can get involved in and spend time together making decisions. It will be a great project for each of you to enjoy.


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