10 Ways to Slash Winter Utility Bills


By Barbara Pronin

Cold weather is great for winter sports, but
on the home front it brings higher utility bills as we try to stay snug and
warm. Apart from making best use of the fireplace, it’s a natural and necessary
expense. But there are steps we can take to save on gas and electricity even in
the coldest days of winter.

Small steps can add up to worthwhile savings,
according to consumer consultants at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), who
offer 10 tips for lowering utility bills: