Sites offer tips on how to save on heating

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Cold winter days and nights can put stress on the household-heating bill.

But by taking a few important measures to improve a home’s heating efficiency, you can help save on your winter energy tab.

Here are a few websites with useful tips and advice on how to cut energy costs during the winter months:

American Energy Council: Features several tips for cutting costs and improving heating efficiency.

California Energy Commission: Discusses heating, lighting and checking for leaks.

Edison Electric Institute: Offers insights on energy-efficient heating that can help save on the power bill.

Smart Money: Spotlights how to beat winter heating bills.

U.S. Department of Energy: Provides no-cost ways to save energy in the winter.