One of the largest problems we face in energy efficiency is the use of gasoline. The Department of Energy has many simple tips on how to reduce your gasoline use. Any easy place to start is by making sure that your car is properly maintained.
Ways to Cut Down on Gasoline Usage
The average family will use about $3,800 on gasoline so spending money on tune ups and oil changes is cost effective. Oil should be the grade recommended by the manufacturer as that can improve engine performance and save fuel. Take any items from the trunk you won’t be using and only use the roof rack if there is no other way to carry the load.
Next you need to analyze your driving habits. Avoid aggressive driving as it only wastes fuel and increases the chances of an accident. Traveling over 60 miles an hour uses more gas - the DOE estimates that each 5 MPH over sixty adds 30 cents or more to the price of gas per gallon! Use cruise control as much as possible and make every effort to combine short errands as those can be real gas guzzling trips.
Carpooling is fantastic way to team up with others in order to cut down on gasoline usage. By sharing the responsibility of driving to and from the office you and your coworkers will save a substantial amount of money on annual travel expenses.
Schedule a Performance Check with a Relative or Friend and You Both Save $25
Another way to use the team approach for energy savings is to have your air conditioning system checked on by an experienced Lorain County HVAC contractor. Team up with a relative or friend by scheduling a performance check on your air conditioning together and you can both receive $25 off the regular price of the service. Schedule this service online today to begin saving energy and money in your home as soon as possible.