Items In Your Home That You Should Be Recycling

Recycling has become a big part of our world. Many people are beginning to advocate for recycling and it is a great way to help your community and the world as a whole. If you are already someone who recycles, then there may be even more you can do that you are unaware of. There are many items in the home that you can recycle. Read our list to see if there is anything that you may have that you can recycle and do some good for the world today. Be sure to contact us at Allegiance Insurance Agency for all of your insurance needs or to review your current homeowners insurance policy.


Plastic is something that you should always recycle. If you drink bottled water or drink milk from a plastic jug, then you can recycle the items instead of throwing them away.


Aluminum is found in soda cans and other like items. You can rinse out the soda cans and recycle them at your local recycling center. 


All paper should be recycled, even paper that you may have shredded. There are places you can take shredded paper for recycling. paper includes newspaper, bills, and any other paper product in your home.


Glass is something that people may not use very often but it is something that takes a long time to decompose. That is why it is important to recycle all glass in your home instead of throwing it out. 


Something you may not realize you can recycle are batteries. Instead of throwing out old batteries, try to find a place that will take them and recycle them for you. This is even true for cell phone batteries and other electronic batteries. 

Regular or Premium Gas: What’s the difference?

Have you ever stared at the gas pump and wondered what the difference is between regular and premium fuel? Gas is gas, right? Well, that answer can go either way.

These two fuels are essentially the same for the most part. They are of the same chemical makeup and will both fuel your vehicle. The difference lies in octane levels and refinement. Premium gas is higher octane and more refined. What this means is that the premium gas has a lower pre-ignition rate. Pre-ignition is when a vehicle is high risk to ignite fuel before it is ready to be ignited. This can seriously damage motors and is not something you want to deal with, but only certain vehicles fall into the category and can avoid the situation by using premium fuel. Some vehicles call for premium because they simply operate better while burning it.

To find out if your vehicle have certain gas needs, make sure your vehicle’s manual does not specifically request premium fuel. Typically, high performance motors are most likely to encounter pre-ignition predisposition so you should definitely check your owner’s manual if this is what you own. If you have checked and no request is made for a specific fuel then you should feel free to use regular. Without a specific need for the higher octane gas your vehicle will not be effected by using one fuel or the other. It will operate and function normally with either one so you make the choice. Do you want to pay the price for a more refined fuel or save money by buying regular?

Making the decision of which fuel to use is only one of the many choices you will make over the life of your vehicle. When you are thinking over some of those bigger decisions, all of us at Allegiance Insurance Agency want to help all of you in Plano, Texas. Call us anytime you have a question and one of our friendly and knowledgeable agents will help guide with whatever you are dealing with!