A great way to add value to your home and save some money is by installing a small windmill. For many centuries windmills have provided the world with means of mechanical power to operate water pumps, for grinding grains, and for sawing logs. In modern times, windmills have taken on a different job. Modern technology has now made it possible to use windmills for producing electricity and storing it for later use. While much larger industrial size windmills have been around for a while, homeowners can now enjoy their own windmill power.
Prices of home windmills have come down over the last few years and for an about one dollar a watt you can purchase a very sturdy windmill. Windmill power is a great way to lower the cost of your electric bill or to supplement your solar grid system. Most areas of the country have ample wind speeds to turn these smaller windmills and some only need a light breeze to start producing power.
Advantages of using windmill power
One of the best advantage about having a windmill powered home is the fact that you are cutting down on your carbon foot print. By using less power from coal burning power plants, you are helping the environment become a better place for many generations to come. Just think if every homeowner in the United States installed just one windmill on their property, how much carbon we would eliminate out of the environment.
Installing a windmill at your home is really easy. Many kits come prepackaged with everything you need. But before you install a windmill make sure to check with local laws and ordinances to make sure you don’t need any special permits. Many locations around the country welcome the sight of windmills but you might run into a problem with your local homeowners association depending on where you live.
So if you are looking for a great way to do something good for the environment and for your family, why not install a residential grade windmill on your property? Nothing is quite like having the freedom of not having to rely on the power company for your electricity needs.