Essential Steps to Keep Your Wind Turbine Turning

| 11/23/2015 10:17:00 AM

Tags: wind power, home energy, wind turbines, maintenance, James White, Pennsylvania,

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So you finally took the leap and installed a home wind turbine. Congratulations! You’ve just taken a big step toward living a more sustainable life. What comes next?

Like any piece of machinery, turbines require regular maintenance. Here are some essential steps to follow if you want your wind power system to stay in tip-top condition.

1. Schedule Your Maintenance

You don’t want to wait until something goes horribly wrong to service your turbine. It may seem like a hassle, but regularly scheduled maintenance can save you time, money and headaches in the long run. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say.

There are two types of maintenance: scheduled and unscheduled. Unscheduled maintenance happens when something breaks or malfunctions unexpectedly. Scheduled maintenance can help prevent such mechanical emergencies.

You should schedule maintenance at least once a year for your wind power system, but twice a year is ideal.

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