Winter cold snaps can stress a household’s heating bill.

A few useful measures however, can improve a home’s heating efficiency.

Here are some websites, in alphabetical order, with advice on how to cut energy costs this winter:

California Energy Commission: This site, which applies to people living everywhere, not just California, discusses cutting natural-gas and propane use, as well as inexpensive ways to save on winter energy costs.

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Center for Climate and Energy Solution: This site spotlights four winter energy-saving This site features five tips for winter energy efficiency.

MarketWatch: This is a link to an article that offers ways to beat winter heating bills.

U.S. Department of Energy: This site highlights several ways to save energy in the winter.