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/