Wind turbines are a great way to produce your own electricity to power your home. You can drastically reduce your electricity bills, and you're reducing your carbon footprint at the same time too. But before you even think about making one for your own home here are 3 tips that you should hear out first beforehand.
First, make sure that you have to know how to use electricity efficiently. If you already have a low energy requirement then wholly providing it using wind turbines is rather possible. Everyone in the household should do their best to reduce their usage of electricity by any means. Just because you're producing free electricity doesn't mean that you can waste it.
Second, before building your wind turbine at least have an idea on how it works and if your area gets enough winds. To familiarize yourself with your wind turbine you can do some light research on the subject, or build a small scale model of a turbine and study its components. And before starting on this very time-consuming endeavour, make sure that there is a sufficient amount of wind blowing through your area. It's disheartening if you've already finished building a wind turbine only to find out that the blades won't even spin.
If you're unfortunate enough to be getting just a mild breeze in your area, don't fret, you can still avail yourself of low wind speed turbines. These have rather large blades in order to catch more of the wind and in effect need very low start-up speed, as small as 5 miles per hour winds will be enough..
The third and last is make sure you have a detailed and precise instruction manual. DIY projects are a lot of fun and you learn something new every time you start a project. And since DIY wind turbine kits are infinitely cheaper than those pre-assembled ones, you are already saving money even before your wind turbine is operational. But this is a rather sophisticated piece of machinery we're talking about, it's a power generator not a potato clock. In order to make sure that what you're building will do what it's supposed to do.
It may be a fun or mind-boggling project depending on what kind of instruction or guide you get. Remember that the primary objective why you got a wind powered generator is to save yourself a lot of money; being environmentally friendly is just a nice bonus. So to make the best out of your investment, both in time and money spent, you should approach this project intelligently and follow the assembly instructions precisely. This is especially true if you don't have the utmost confidence in your building skills.
These are the three most important things you must take into mind when you're really interested in generating your own electricity for your personal consumption. Not only will you be saving loads of money, you also did your part in saving our environment. The glee that you get just by thinking about how you helped the planet will also be insurmountable.