Reducing Your Utility Bill
Reducing your utility bill.
The most cost-effective way to reduce your utility bills is to reduce your usage by installing more efficient lights and appliances, and improving the insulation level of your home or business.
We recommend investing in conservation first, then wind power. Many of our customers buy a home wind system after they have reduced their bills as much as reasonably possible with efficiency upgrades.
To learn about things you can do, ask your utility company to do an energy audit, visit your local Home Depot or Lowe’s for assistance and recommendations, or use the web link at the bottom of this page for advice from the U.S. Department of Energy.
How can wind help?
Here’s a quick test on wind power feasibility, assuming you don’t live in a State with a subsidy program and you want to recoup your investment in 15 years or less. Given these conditions, you should consider wind power if:
- Your electricity costs more than 11 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh)
- Your area has an average wind speed of 11 miles-per-hour (mph) or more, and,
- You have one (1) acre of property or more.
In areas where wind power is not feasible, we recommend investigating ground-source heat pumps or solar power systems.