In the words of Sean Bean, winter is coming. While not quite as ominous as it is in Game of Thrones, winter can still bring hardship to many people due to the cold temperatures. While you may have the heating on, this may not be enough on its own! That’s why we have come up with 6 ways that you can keep warm this winter.
Wearing a hat, gloves, and a thick winter coat outside can really help shield you against cold winds and freezing temperatures. However, many of us get home, hang up the coat, and sit around in just a T-shirt. Doing this of course means that you will feel the cold, and probably go to turn up the heating. However, while you will still probably need to have the heating on, you won’t have to have it turned up so high if you simply put a jumper or fleece on when in the house! Thick socks and slippers are also great ways to keep warm. Wearing layers is just one way of saving on your heating bills. Using thick blankets (or even electric blankets) when sleeping is also an effective way of keeping warm.
Consider Different Heating Systems
There are different forms of heating available, from radiators to underfloor heating systems. If your heating system isn’t doing the trick, a different system may be more effective. For example, underfloor heating can distribute heat more evenly throughout the house than traditional radiator systems can. For many people, underfloor heating installation can even reduce heating bills when compared to radiator systems!
Set the Heating at the Right Temperature
For most people, keeping frequently used rooms (for example the living room) at a temperature of between 60°F and 70°F is ideal. Rooms such as bedrooms can be timed to be heated shortly before bedtime!
Keep the Warmth In
There is not much point in turning the heating up if the warmth is not being contained. Having windows or doors open when the heating is on is basically throwing money out of the window!
It’s not just keeping doors and windows closed that can keep the warmth in. You can combat draughts by using keyhole covers, draught excluders, and thermal curtain linings. Then another great thing that you can do for your home that will greatly improve insulation and appearance is to get new windows and we used these amazing sash window fitters in London who were just superb so if you need new windows in London they are easily the best choice.
Keep Physically Active
Keeping as physically active as you can is a great way of keeping warm. Physical activity boosts the circulation, which keeps body temperature high. Making sure to move around in the house (even if you just walk around the kitchen once every hour or so) can stop you from getting too cold in the winter.
Eat Healthy and Warm Meals
Hot food such as soups, stews, and casseroles are not only warm, but they are also tasty and comforting. Between meals, drinking hot drinks such as coffee will also keep your temperature up so consider running to the store for some k cups. Avoid eating too much junk food, as healthier meals with more nutrients are better for the immune system—which can be vital in keeping you warm and healthy in the winter!