Our first response to cold weather is to increase the thermostat. However, super-heating is not the only means to keeping warm during winter. Here are a few tips to keep you and your Locust Grove home warm throughout the frigid winters.
Dress in Layers
To keep the cold at bay, use layers of clothing correctly. When most of your week is spent moving between indoors to outdoors, you’ll want to do exactly this. To keep yourself warm but not overheated while indoors, start with a light layer of wicking fabric first. Then, add layers until you are warm and comfortable. Go for shirts, sweaters, jackets, and coats if you want a comfy top. For your bottom half, something like flannel-lined pants will keep you warm, as well! And don’t forget a hat, scarf, and socks! To keep your head, neck, and feet warm is to keep the rest of your body even warmer and more comfortable.
Winterize Your Home
If there are chilly blasts of air inside your house every now and then, it would be a good idea to check and seal the more common areas where drafts and air leaks occur. A lot of air leaks come from gaps around doors and windows. Try adding some caulking around the frame or replace the weather-stripping around the door frame. Using these can be very effective. Drafts can get in beneath your doors. Try rolling a towel or blanket and use it to block the draft. Thermal curtains, soft rugs, and other fabrics can also help alleviate cold spots and keep your home warmer.
Contemplate calling and scheduling professional service for your furnace, especially if it’s been a while since your furnace had a check-up, Your furnace, much like the rest of your property, needs regular maintenance. Your heating system will eventually wear out and will work harder to maintain a consistent temperature. However, if you change the filters with regular maintenance, you can keep your energy costs down while keeping your system running in good shape.
Use a Humidifier
If your area’s winter months are usually cold and dry, installing a humidifier in your home can help you stay warm while inside. Dry air generally feels much colder than air with humidity. Cold, dry air also tends to leave your skin and hair feeling rough and dehydrated. Keep the moisture in your air by using a humidifier. While a whole-house humidifier is an excellent choice, but you can opt for the smaller ones, too. Simply getting a low-cost humidifier for frequently used rooms or even boiling a pot of water on the stove can help make the air in your home feel warmer and more comfortable.
Want to get warmed up? Move around! Usually, the cold makes us want to hit the snack and sleep under sheets of blankets. Unfortunately, there are better ways to stay warm. Staying active leads to increased body temperature, which leads to a warmer body. When you maintain an exercise routine, you’re not only keeping yourself warm — you’re helping your body build muscle and improving your blood flow. But even activities like cleaning, playing an interactive game, or other types of movement can do the trick. Try to build an active daily routine so that you can keep yourself warm all throughout the winter season.
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