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Watercooler: Keeping your home cozy for less
First Published Jan 13 2012 07:36 pm • Last Updated Jan 13 2012 07:36 pm

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:

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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

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