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As cold weather approaches, it's time to remember fire safety basics

A lot of people will be getting various heating systems going this week, and that's already caused trouble over the past chilly weekend.

Monday - 11/17/2014, 05:17am EST

Tags: propane, natural gas, fire safety

Energy bills expected to be lower this winter

Warming a home can drain the wallet, but if Mother Nature plays nice this year, the D.C. region is on track for a pleasant surprise.

Friday - 11/14/2014, 01:26pm EST

Tags: winter, heating bill, energy bill, Washington Gas, Mike Murillo

Md. seeks to ease pain of winter heating bills

Friday - 03/07/2014, 05:00am EST

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Pepco issues warning about fake utility bills

Pepco is out with a warning for its customers: Scammers are sending out fake utility bills, posing as third-party suppliers.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 08:34am EST

Tags: Pepco, utility,

Tips to avoid high heat bills

Cold temperatures have finally arrived in the D.C. area and that means higher energy bills. We've got tips to make the most out of your furnace without emptying your wallet.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 05:18am EST

Tags: WTOP Saves You Money, winter, thermostat, Home, Bankrate.com, Joan Jones

How important is a yearly maintenance contract for home heating systems?

To save money, one consumer expert recommends skipping a yearly maintenance contract for a home heating system, unless the house is especially large, dusty or the heater has old equipment.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 11:06am EDT

Tags: Consumers Checkbook, maintenance contracts, Kristi King, Robert Krughoff

8 tips to lower winter heating bills (VIDEO)

Some of these tips are so easy you'll wonder why you haven't tried them.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 09:52am EST

Tags: Kristi King, WTOP Saves You Money, Alliance To Save Energy