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. americanenergycouncil.org/winter-energy-saving-tips

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

Edison Electric Institute: Offers insights on energy-efficient heating that can help save on the power bill. www.eei.org/ourissues/EnergyEfficiency/home/Pages/Heating.aspx

Smart Money: Spotlights how to beat winter heating bills. www.smartmoney.com/spend/family-money/how-to-beat-winter-heating-bills-1320090426399/

U.S. Department of Energy: Provides no-cost ways to save energy in the winter. www.energysavers.gov/seasonal/tips_winter.html