Thursday, August 14, 2008

Save a little more gas

Although gas prices have started to drop a little, it still makes sense to save where we can. If you're driving with the air conditioner on, turn it off a few blocks before you will park the car. Leave the fan on and cool air will continue to blow. The car will stay cool for several minutes and you'll have saved a little more gas by not running the AC.


Anonymous said...

That's what I've always done. Also, I've started being careful to not fool around in the car with the engine running. Don't start it until you are ready to go and turn it off once you park. Then roll up windows, gather stuff, check your appearance, etc.

Pat said...

Good advice!

susan said...

This is kind of related or maybe to use for another tip: You can save electricity the same way by turning off the oven about 3-5 minutes before the cooking time is up, providing you haven't opened the door. This depends on what it is. Things like baked potatoes, lasagna, squash can be put in (even without preheating), and turned off early. I wouldn't try it with cakes/cookies.