6 Ways to Save Money in Your Home, CarÂ
Daily Real Estate News Realtor Mag.Â |Â Â
April 22, 2011Â Â
You can help save the planet while also saving cash, according to the Alliance to Save Energy.Â
The average U.S. household spends about $3,425 to power a car and $2,175 on home energy costs--in other words, about $5,600 on energy costs per year. That number is likely even greater with rising fuel and utility costs.
In honor of Earth Day, the Alliance to Save Energy is offering up some pointers on how to trim those yearly expenses with some easy ways to go â€œgreen.â€ Here are a few of its tips.
In your car:
- Use cruise control.Â Cruise control on the highway can help you maintain a constant speed, which can help save gas.
- Use the overdrive gear.Â By using the overdrive gear, your carâ€™s engine speed goes down, which not only saves gas but also reduces engine wear and tear.
- Slow down.Â Driving anything above 60 miles per hour is decreases your gas mileage rapidly. The Alliance equates it to every 5 mph over 60 mph that you drive is basically like paying 24 cents per gallon for gas.