4 ways to cut winter energy bills

These four home products can let you burn less cash when temperatures crash.

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The heat is on
The heat is on
With heating prices on the rise, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that home heating oil, natural gas, and electricity will cost 2% to 11% more this winter than last. Getting your home prepped for the season is crucial.

You're doubtless familiar with the basics, such as sealing leaky windows and turning your thermostat down at night. But if it's been a while since you've hit your local home center, you may be missing out on some recent product advances that can chop high heating bills more easily or effectively.

Check them out well before the first freeze.
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Last updated September 23 2010: 2:43 PM ET
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