Originally Posted by Joshie
There was a discussion on another forum about wind mills. I'd love to be able to be more self sufficient. I would bet that wind power would have a better payback than solar power but I'm not sure. We need a new heating system because we're adding on to the house. We'd like to go with geothermal.
How do you save money around the farm?
Extra insulation in the house and barn ceiling, tall ceilings for heat to go up away from us humans and horses, shade tress strategically located by house and barn, barn materials to decrease work and maintenance (brick so no painting, metal roofs), energy efficient light bulbs, hot water heater on a timer and wrapped in insulation, solar electric fence (zapper).