Watercooler: Keeping your home cozy for less
Published: January 16, 2012 01:49PM
Updated: January 13, 2012 07:36PM

Cold days and nights can put stress on the household-heating bill, even during a mild winter. But by taking a few important measures to improve a home’s heating efficiency, you can save on your energy tab.

Here are a few websites with useful tips and advice:

American Energy Council • Features several tips for cutting costs and improving heating efficiency, at http://bit.ly/AlyzQu

California Energy Commission • Discusses heating, lighting and checking for leaks, at www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/winter.html

Edison Electric Institute • Offers insights on energy-efficient heating that can help save on the power bill, at http://bit.ly/wY0SAA

Smart Money • Spotlights how to beat winter heating bills, at http://sm.wsj.com/upUov1

U.S. Department of Energy • Provides no-cost ways to save energy in the winter, at http://1.usa.gov/2jwOuR

McClatchy-Tribune News Service