Friday, March 27, 2009

Cap and Trade is Coming, Cut Utility Bills Now

For folks still drinking the Obama Kool Aid and think they're really getting a tax cut, it's time to dummy up. It's really a shell game. The bad news is that your taxes are going up; the good news is that I'm going to tell you how to do something about those pesky electricity, gasoline, and natural gas bills.

You see, Cap and Trade is a policy that Washington will push through. And it will increase your utility bills. Ernest Istook of the Heritage Foundation estimates that the average American household wil be ponying up an additional 50%.

Take a Look at Your Energy Consumption

Before you can lower your bills, you need to know where all that energy is going. Check out this energy efficiency checklist and make a diagnosis of your home. You might be surprised. Here are a few easy things:
  • Change your incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescents. Buy the good ones, they last longer.
  • Set your refrigerator to 38 degrees and your freezer to 0 degrees. Keep your freezer full, even if it's frozen water in milk jugs; it's just more efficient.
  • Dress up your water heater with an approved insulating blanket.
  • Make sure your attic insulation is up to snuff.

How to Save at the Gas Pump

  • Fill up early in the morning while the gas is cooler. It is denser in that state so you actually get more volume.
  • Don't pump gas right after the tanker truck visits the station. Filling the underground pumps stirs up any settled stuff and you don't want it in your car.
  • Use a quality fuel additive. Experience the MPGreen Difference!

Follow these tips to start saving today!

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