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Old 08-26-2009, 07:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
jamesqf
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Got a more efficient car? Drive it all over hell, all the time!
Like (I imagine) a lot of people, I don't have the time or the desire to drive much more than I do now. I might possibly make a few more trips to somewhat more distant hiking spots, but even now (or indeed, even when I had a much less efficient car than the Insight) what deterred me from such trips was the time, not the trivial cost of the gas.

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High efficiency furnace? Crank it up another 10 degrees!
Not so, because I keep the house at a comfortable (to me) temperature now. If I got a more efficient furnace, or if I added better insulation (which in fact I have been doing), I'd still keep it at the same comfortable temperature. Efficiency increases would only change that if I'd been keeping the place cooler than I liked to save money.
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