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Updated: Oct 18, 2021

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Wrap your Water Heater:

Water heaters more than five or six years old may not be as energy-efficient as they could be. A jacket or blanket that wraps around the appliance can pay for itself in a year, plus saving you 4-9 percent in water-heating cost. The blanket should have at least an *R-8 rating.

*The R value or R-value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. The bigger the number, the better the building insulation's effectiveness

Car Tires:

Keeping your car’s tire’s property inflated can improve your gas mileage by up to 3 percent. As a matter of fact, take the precaution to find out which tire tread is best suited for increased gas mileage, the tread pattern really makes a difference.

Carbon Capturing:

This technology is unfortunately still in the demonstration stage. It is a method of capturing and sequestration C02. This is one method to lessen some of the effects of burning fossil fuels in the future. The exhaust gases pass through units that scrub the CO2 free of the components and capture it. The gaseous CO2 would then be compressed and liquefied for storage, most likely in depleted gas or oil fields or perhaps in deep saline aquifers. Another solution would be that of planting more trees which subsequently pull the CO2 out of the air, and into their tissues.

Speed Limit: Lowering your Driving speed:

Driving 65 miles per hour instead of 75 mph can improve fuel economy by up to 15 percent.


You can improve your mileage by 4 percent, and while you are at it, make certain to replace your air filter, they can become clogged, diminishing your gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.

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