A lot of people are thinking of ways to keep warm while saving a few bucks at the same time. The good news is there are a few simple ways to keep warm in winter without cranking up the heater. Stay warm no matter how frightful the weather outside gets with these tips.
Harness the sun
Window glass permits light and natural heat to pass through. Make the most of all this free energy by opening the curtains and blinds during the day. However, single-glazed windows can get extremely cold at night. Lower the blinds and close the curtains immediately after dusk to prevent heat from escaping.
Keep the door open
There are certain doors that can actually increase the heat in your home when left open, and we’re not talking about the front door.
Leave the door open the next time you shower or run a bath. Also, don’t drain the water until it cools to room temperature. The warm, humid air will help raise the temperature. Of course, this is much easier if you live alone or with a significant other. Go ahead and give it a try.
Use the oven
Holidays are a great time for baking cakes, cookies, pies and breads. Not only will these sweet treats put a smile on your loved one’s faces, it also helps warm the house. Leave the oven door open after baking. But if you have pets or kids, this may not be a good idea.
Bundle up. Wear several thin layers rather than one thick layer. Wear thermal underwear, long-sleeved shirt and a hat when it’s really cold. Also, choose clothes that are made from fleecy fabrics, cotton or wool. Since we lose most of our body heat through our hands, feet and head, it is important to wear thick socks and warm hat.
Sip on something hot
Drinking hot chocolate, coffee, tea and other warm beverages will raise your body temperature in a jiffy. If your taste buds prefer something more savory, stews and soups are a great alternatives.