Staying Warm Without Bumping Up The Thermostat
For some people, staying warm during the winter is difficult. If you're one of those people that just can't seem to stay warm, you're probably one of those people that run to the thermostat and bump it up another degree or two to heat up the entire house a bit. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you stay warm and comfortable without bumping up the thermostat.
Get Good Slippers
One of the first things that will make you feel cold is when your feet get cold. Instead of trying to warm everything in the house up to warm up your feet, put on a thick pair of socks and some nice, warm slippers. Look for slippers that have hard bottoms. The hard bottoms will insulate your feet from the colder surface of the floor.
Wear a Hooded Robe
Pick up a hooded robe with pockets. Your hands and your head are the two next things to worry about keeping warm. When you feel your hands getting cold, put them in your pockets – if you're feeling a chill around your neck, put up the hood. Most of your body heat escapes through your head – cover it and you'll stay warmer.
Use a Heated Throw
While you're resting, use a heated throw to warm you up. These throws can be found in all sorts of sizes, shapes and patterns. You can find them to coordinate with the décor in each room of the home. This heated throw will keep you warm for as many hours as you plan to rest – so if you're going to be there a while, you can even bump the thermostat down a bit as if you were in bed sleeping or out of the house.
Spice up a Drink
A little bit of booze in your coffee or tea can help warm you up pretty quickly. One Irish coffee on a chilly afternoon is all that's needed for you to sip your way to warmth. Just don't get too carried away.
Use a Room Heater
If you spend most of your time in one area of the house, don't waste your money heating the entire home to a comfortable temperature. Instead, you can use a small room heater to heat up the area in which you'll be spending most of your time.
Lowering the temperature on the thermostat just a degree or two will have an impact on how much you're paying to heat your home. If you have more questions about improving the efficiency of your heating system, contact a heating service, like Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc.