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Home Heating

3 Cheap, Obvious Ways To Keep Your House Warm On A Subfreezing Day

Posted 01.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

Staying indoors with the heat cranked up isn't enough to stay warm when temperatures hit the subzero mark. To really stay warm, you'll want to bring o...

5 Unusual Ways To Keep Your House Warm

Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: It's cold outside. Really cold. So it's no surprise that interest in cheaper, more sustainable ways to wa...

6 Ways to Save on Heating

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers from Energy Star and the Environmental Protection Agency Heating your home is not only hard on your wallet, but it's hard on t...

Requests For Heating Aid Up 20 Percent In Northern Georgia

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. An organization that prov...

New Yorkers Set Record For All Time Daily Electricity And Natural Gas Use In Cold Weater

nydailynews.com | By William Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With sub-freezing temperatures, New Yorkers set the all time daily winter record for electricity and natural gas usage on Sunday, according to Con Edi...

Peoples Gas Resuming Gas Shutoffs April 1

WBBM Newsradio | Steve Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Peoples Gas says tens of thousands of its customers could be facing gas shutoff - and no heat - unless they make arrangements to pay at least a part o...

Your Utility Bills are Going Up. What are You Going to Do About it?

Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Collin Dunn

Earlier this week I received a very polite letter from my local natural gas utility. It's message: Your rates are going to increase by 35-40 percent t...

From Oil To Natural Gas Heating: More Americans Switching

Wall Street Journal | Jeremy Singer-Vine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Suzanne and Dave Francione figured they could reduce their heating bill by $1,300 this winter by switching from oil to natural gas, so they called the...

Home Heating: Go Green Now to Save Energy in Winter

Bob Schildgen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Schildgen

Burning wood gives off chemicals as nasty as those concocted in factories, including sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, and dioxin. With older (or poorly maintained) fireplaces, a lot of these poisons can stay right inside your house.

As Congress Procrastinates, Many Communities Face a Cold Reality

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

There's a real possibility that low income families will not be able to afford enough oil to last them through the coldest months, and will have to choose between food, medicine, or a warm home.

One Answer to New England's Home Heating Crisis

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

Steve Frechette is an oilman. So I was a little surprised when I dropped by his house on a muggy July day to find him standing waist deep in a trench...

High Oil Prices Fuel Winter Heat Fears

AP | JERRY HARKAVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nowhere in America, it seems, are people more apprehensive about the prospect of a $3-a-gallon winter than in Maine. Motorists nationwide may grumble...