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April 20, 2016

AskPatty’s Tips to #Green Your Car and Save Gas: Reduce Air Conditioner Use / Close Windows


Cranking up the air conditioning can increase fuel consumption by as much as 13% to 21%.

If the weather’s nice, you might be tempted to roll down the windows instead, but this can decrease your vehicle’s aerodynamic efficiency when traveling at highway speeds. If you're toodling through town, roll them down; if you're flying on the freeway, the Consumer Energy Center recommends you use the flow-through ventilation instead of rolling down the windows.

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