11.16.2017

You Don't Need To Turn Your Heating On To Keep Yourself Warm This Winter

It’s everyone's greatest fear to be left cold during the winter months. But, if you turn your heating on all the time, you unleash another fear; high energy bills! So, what can you do?

Well, there is a multitude of ways you can keep warm this winter without turning your heating on much at all.

Wear Thermal Socks

My grandad once told me that when your feet are warm, the rest of you is warm. I don’t know how true this statement is, but he’s my grandad, so I let him have his moment. Even so, there’s no denying that cold feet will make you feel a lot colder in general. So, it makes sense to wear thermal socks during winter, preventing your feet from freezing. You’ll keep yourself warm from the bottom up, ensuring no heat is lost through bare feet.

Light A Fire

If you’ve got a natural fireplace in your home, then winter will be much more bearable for you. Instead of turning the heating on, you can light a fire and bask in it's cozy warmth. If you don’t have a fireplace, then I strongly recommend looking into it as it will help you save a lot of money during the holiday season. Your reduced winter energy bill will go a long way to covering the cost of installation. Alternatively, you could light an absolute bucket load of large candles. They won’t do a lot but combined with some other tips on this list they should help a bit.

Find A Very Thick Comforter

Mornings and nights are the worst when it comes to feeling cold in winter. The temperature is at its lowest, making it hard to feel comfortable in bed. But, you can solve this problem with one shockingly simple tip; buy a thick comforter. For me, the best comforters sets are ones that are extremely thick and warm. They help trap heat in your bed, meaning you don’t have to feel cold all the time. I’d happily live in my comforter if it were socially acceptable. At the very least, you can bring your thick one downstairs and cover yourself while watching TV for extra warmth.

Cover Your Floor With Heavy Rugs

Normally, some hardwood flooring in the living room or around your house is fantastic. It looks great, and you want to show off the sleek design. But, when winter hits, you need to cover it. Hardwood flooring can become so cold and allows loads of heat to escape your home. Throw down some heavy rugs that are really thick. They’ll instantly have an impact and help trap that heat inside your house.

Make The Most Of Your Cooking Time

Instead of turning your heating on all day every day, you can use your oven as a secondary heating source in your home. Whenever you cook, keep the kitchen door open and close all the windows in your home. This lets all the heat from the oven travel out and warm up your house. A great tip, and uses less energy than your central heating.

I suggest you use my tips if you want to avoid turning your central heating on in winter. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how warm you can be without relying on your radiators.

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