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Mark and I have been talking this last week about getting a Wind Turbine. Not necessarily for the Green aspect of it, but more simply, because we think it will save us a whole chunk of money.
You see, since we bought this house 2 months ago, we’ve seen a scary thing happen to our Electric Bill. Normally topping out at $100/month, we were suddenly facing $200 and above bills.
I about had a heart attack! I spent a good portion of one day reading the bills, comparing the bills, and calling the Power company. How in the world are we using that much electricity? Our dryer is gas, we try to keep the heat below 70, and I turn lights off all the time in favor of opening the blinds for some natural sunlight.
So far, we have concluded it has to be the heaters. Upstairs there are electric wall heaters in every room. Although we have mostly kept them off, we have used them here and there since we moved in.
This last week we made drastic changes. I’ve unplugged all non-essentials. I turn the computer off nightly, and don’t turn it on until halfway through my day. We’ve turned the heat off in all rooms but the main gas furnaces and the baby’s room. I only turn the baby’s room heat on at night since he isn’t capable of putting more blankets on himself.
When I talked to the power company she told me it was probably the heat. We’ve seen some extra cold days this winter. Although it’s true, I’m still just not sure we were using THAT much. So since we can’t be sure where our electricity is going, we’ve started looking into alternate power.
Power we can generate for free from the Earths resources – like Wind. I mean really, think about it. We have this wind blowing around us all the time. Why not make use of it?
Think of it like this:
Kids. They have so much energy. So much that parents have a hard time keeping up with them. In trying to keep upbeat and positive, the parent remarks
Why I am considering a Wind Turbine