How to Save Money and Energy by Reducing Heating Costs
When it’s cold outside, most people want nothing more than to stay warm and cozy inside, but turning up the thermostat can result in a hefty heating bill. Heating a home can make up more than 40% of a typical utility bill. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the heating bill and avoid shivering the nights away.
Dos & Don’ts
of Maintaining Your Car
DO get an oil change as often as the manual recommends
DO fix problems as soon as they arise.
DO keep a spare tire, jack, jumper cables and other safety items in the car at all times.
DO read the owner’s manual before attempting to fix something.
DO get your car inspected routinely to make sure brake pads, belts, hoses, etc., are all in working order.
DON’T forget to rotate the tires or ignore the low air pressure light. Keeping tires rotated and fully inflated prevents wear and tear.
DON’T use the wrong oil.
DON’T wait to fix simple things, like a burned-out headlight or an ineffective windshield wiper. Even the smallest neglect can increase your chances of being in an accident.
DON’T DIY repairs you are not confident in or hire the cheapest mechanic you can find.
DON’T let your car get too low on gas. Doing so can damage the fuel pump.