Monday, May 26, 2008

$low Down and $ave

Ever worry that your fuel tank is almost empty and then hurry to the nearest gas station before you run out of fuel? Hate to admit it, but "Been there, done that" !

I came across an interesting article this AM posted on RISMedia Real Estate News that I thought was worth sharing.

"10 ways to be more efficient and green in 2008"...This is one of the postings that caught my attention:

1) $low down and $ave! Each 5 miles per hour you drive over 60 mph costs you about 20 cents more per gallon of gasoline. And aggressive driving habits - speeding, rapid acceleration and braking - can lower gas mileage by a whopping 33% at highway speeds and 5% around town. But driving sensibly can save up to 200 gallons of gasoline per year at highway speeds, or about $600 per car and about $1,200 per household with gasoline prices at $3/gallon. Added benefit: Avoiding up to 4,000 pounds of CO2 per car/8,000 per household.

Since this was posted earlier in the year, today's statistics will be different (more savings), but the concept is the same: "Slow Down and Save". Seems like a safe and easy "green" tip!

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day! Realtor GramEpat
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