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10 Ways to Save Money on Gas

  1. Drive a little under the speed limit. You’ll also ensure that you never get a speeding ticket!
  2. Accelerate slowly, coast longer, and brake more gradually.
  3. Shop before you buy. Sites like Gasbuddy and MSN Autos let you search for the lowest prices in your area.
  4. Pay cash. Some gas stations are cash only, and therefore have lower prices.
  5. Consider purchasing a fuel-efficient car, such as a hybrid Toyota Prius or electric Nissan Leaf.
  6. Learn how to drive a stick shift (manual transmission). They usually get a few more miles per gallon than the automatic transmission version of the same car.
  7. Use your cruise control to prevent an unnecessary increase in speed.
  8. Make sure your tires are inflated to their proper level.
  9. Change your oil regularly according to the frequency listed in the owner’s manual.
  10. Unload your car. Keep it as light as possible by taking out items you don’t use regularly.
Do you have any tips on how to save money on gas?

Save Money On Heating And Cooling Costs | MH4C Money Saving Monday

Posted: 13 Sep 2010 03:00 AM PDT

Money saving Monday

Save MoneyWelcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have.

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10 Ways To Save Money On Heating And Cooling Costs

  1. Do an energy audit of your house, identifying areas where heated air is leaking out. Close off the leaks using caulk, weather stripping, and other appropriate means.
  2. When heating your home, turn down the thermostat by 3-5 degrees when you’re at home.
  3. When heating your home, set the thermostat to 55 degrees, or turn off the heating system when you’re not at home.
  4. When cooling your home, turn up the thermostat by 3-5 degrees when you’re at home.
  5. When cooling your home, set the thermostat to 85 degrees, or turn off the cooling system when you’re not at home.
  6. Consider a programmable thermostat to raise and lower the temperature at pre-set times.
  7. Dirty air filters restrict airflow and increase energy use. Before the heating and cooling seasons, check your filters as required by the manufacturer. Replace them when necessary.
  8. With your air conditioner, consider getting a tune-up done by a qualified professional. This could save up to 30% on your cooling costs.
  9. If your home has air conditioning and you live in a moderate climate zone, consider getting a whole house fan. This will reduce energy consumption by pulling cool air into your home from the outside, and moving warm air out through the attic.
  10. Replace your central AC or heat pump with an Energy Star qualified model with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14 or higher. These units offer higher energy savings.

Have any tips on how to save money on heating and cooling costs?

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Comments

  1. Bethany Goss says

    Use loyalty card programs to save on gas. Kroger and Shell will give you 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 spent at Kroger. Flying J truck stops have free fuel rewards cards, as do many other grocery stores with gas stations. Shell also offers a discount if you use their credit card.

  2. Thomas says

    In addition to what is listed above, here are a few more things I try to do:

    1. Plan out/combine your trips. If you have a bunch of errands to run, map them out and do as many of them as you possibly can in one trip. This will cut down your total miles, save you time, and, of course, save you money.

    2. If you are in a huge hurry to get somewhere, then hurry up and get there. Go a bit easier on the gas pedal on the way home to help recover the MPG’s you lost during your rush.

    3. If you are pulling a heavy load, plan your trip when traffic is at its least. Adding weight to your load is especially taxing on your MPG’s when you are in stop-and-go traffic.

  3. EllaJo says

    I’ve heard that filling up at half a tank will help gas mileage. Also, don’t fill up when the delivery truck is there. And filling up during early morning, when the air is colder, will help you get more bang for your buck because the gasoline is cooler, therefore denser.

  4. says

    With the price of petrol and diesel today people are it’s not surprising trying to use less of the stuff.

    According to research almost half of us have started to reduce the speed we drive at, not to avoid getting nicked for speeding, but to save money on fuel.

  5. Peter Palek says

    I been using PT5 (Petrol Treatment), DT5 ( Diesel Treatment) on my vehicles. It saves me money. This products are really good and offered by Pro-Marketing Systems. I will recommended it to anyone wanting to save cost.

  6. says

    Syntek XFT (Xtreme Fuel Treatment) added an extra 87 miles over and above my regular mileage when I added it to the gas tank. It also greatly improved the horsepower. They’ve an option to sell it as a Church fundraiser if anyone is interested. It’s such a fantastic idea to help people with the rising cost of petrol as opposed to traditional fundraisers. The company has just won the 2011 EcoVisionary award for XFT so that’s got to say something. Great product that really works. Blessings.

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