On The Money: How to cut winter heating costs

December 22, 2013 

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300 dpi 3 col x 4 in / 146x102 mm / 497x346 pixels Chris Ware color illustration of man relaxing in front of wood stove fire and sitting on bags of energy-savings money. Lexington Herald-Leader 2005

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

A few useful measures however, can improve a home's heating efficiency. Here is a sampling of websites with advice on how to cut energy costs during the winter months:

■ Center for Climate and Energy Solution: Spotlights four winter energy-saving tips. http://bit.ly/1fhvlEH

■ SaveOnEnergy.com: Features five tips for winter energy efficiency. http://bit.ly/J0oUuL

■ MarketWatch: Article offers ways to beat winter heating bills. http://on.mktw.net/1bLkh1V

■ U.S. Department of Energy: Highlights several ways to save energy in the winter. http://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver.

■ Columbia Gas of Kentucky offers a free home energy checkup. Register here: https://bitly.com/shorten/

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