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Old 08-26-2009, 07:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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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.

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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