With summer fading fast, too fast, and winter looming many people are worried about how they can pay their utility bills, and what they can do to lower their utility bills. The good news is that there are many things you can do to lower your costs, and using wind power is one of the best.

You’ve probably heard about using solar panels mounted on your roof as a way to gather, convert, and store the energy of the sun into electricity. This technology has been around for quite a while.

Using wind turbines, or windmills, as a way to generate electricity has also been around a long time, even longer than solar power, but it’s only fairly recently that the technological advances have made it possible to economically use this system to generate electricity.

Now wind turbines have been scaled down for personal household use. You can easily purchase a turbine for your home if you have between $600 and $12,000 dollars.

While buying your own turbine might be out of the reach of many, you can build your own and get the same energy savings for a fraction of the initial investment.

The supplies you need to build your own turbine can be found in any hardware store and will cost about $200.

Most inexperienced people can build their own turbine in a few days, a week at most.

There are manuals available that will walk you through the process step by step and are geared to beginners. You don’t need any special skills, just follow the manual.

If you are interested in saving money this winter by using wind power, you will be glad you took the time to build your own turbine the first time you walk out to the mailbox and get your utility bill.

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