Sorry not sure where to put this discussion...

@silkyt34 (324)
United States
April 14, 2009 10:13am CST
As some of you know we just bought our dream home in August, it's an amazing 4 bedroom home on ten acres and the home itself is huge. Well since we have the ten acres and our new house is all electric we have been looking into lowering our electric bill which is running at 150.00 or above monthly..Well we have a huge field and its very winding on top of this knoll so we were looking into wind turbines WOW they are so expensive the machine itself is only 3 thousand dollars so thats not bad but then the amount you have to pay to get it up and going is well over 40 thousand dollars!!!! and the bad thing is the goverment isnt willing to help at all there are no grants or anything , well at least nothing I can find, so if any of you out there know anything about the wind turbine or saving money by usuing one or knowing where to get grant money please help !! thank you so much in advance
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@dragon54u (31663)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Yes, it is very expensive to be "green" and save money! But I saved $47 on my electric bill when I unplugged everything and plugged it in only when I used it! It takes some behavior modification but after a few days it becomes second nature. Even if an electrical item is turned off, it draws current if it is plugged in. So unplug everything you're not using, including power strips, and you'll save a bunch!
@silkyt34 (324)
• United States
14 Apr 09
we unplug EVERYTHING except for the fridge.. I even got rid of my chest freezer because it was an older one and just havent gotten around to getting another and I am kinda afraid to get another for fear of the electric bill going up yet again, but I am putting in a huge garden and I know I am going to be canning alot of it but I also want to freeze some too so I am not sure what to do
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@dragon54u (31663)
• United States
14 Apr 09
Is it difficult to can? Was it you who told me about canning without a pressure cooker? The supplies are awfully expensive! Any idea where to get them cheaper? I would definitely prefer the water to the pressure method.