Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Keep Warm Inside During The Long, Cold Winter


Winter will be starting soon and you’ll want to brace yourself for the oncoming cold conditions. In fact, forecasters are predicting we’ll have the coldest winter in years! With a long, cold winter with heavy snowfall coming, you’ll want to make an extra effort to keep your home warm. Here are a few of the best ways you can keep warm and cosy inside for the upcoming freezing winter.



Picture: Dave Ungar (Flickr)

Make A Nice, Warm Bed
One of the biggest frustrations during winter is trying to get to sleep at night when it’s freezing. Your bed should be the one place you always feel completely warm and comfortable. If it isn’t keeping you warm enough, you’ll want to make some adjustments.

You’ll want your covers to remain thick and fluffy. You may want a goose feather and down duvet for this purpose. Covers of this kind keep their shape better thanks to the mix of down and feathers. Having a duvet that doesn’t get flat helps to keep you warm. You’ll also want some nice big pillows to keep comfy.

An electric heated blanket is fantastic for keeping your bed warm. They come in many forms and use electronic controls for heat. Keeping your feet warm has a significant impact on the overall temperature of your body, so a hot water bottle or fluffy socks are also helpful.

Heating Systems
You’ll want ways to keep the rooms in your house warm throughout. Central heating from radiators will help a lot with this. Make sure all your radiators are well-maintained. You may need to bleed them to keep them as warm as possible.

Those in homes with a fireplace should feel extra lucky as lighting a fire is a fantastic way to add some warmth and atmosphere to a room. Not only that, but it’s also an energy-efficient way to keep warm.

You might want more heating systems for a little extra warmth. You can find all kinds of electric heaters at homeware stores. These can plug into any outlet and start producing heat instantly. Oil heaters are very effective for this purpose.

Rugs And Curtains
When it comes to winter you’ll want thick, insulated curtains to keep your house warm. Look into blackout curtains, as these work very well for keeping heat inside. It’s best to close your curtains as soon as it gets dark to retain the warmth in your home.

Rugs also help. It turns out that around 10% of heat is lost through floors. Putting rugs and carpets down will help you warm up the rooms in your house. You may also want to use filler to seal up any gaps in the floorboards.

Adding some colourful rugs and curtains also make stylish additions to the home, so there’s plenty of excuses to get some.

Wrap Up Warm
Sometimes it can be hard to keep every part of your home warm. But you can always keep yourself warm! Invest in some cosy winter clothes to wear around your house when it gets too cold.

Having some warm winter pyjamas is a big help for keeping heated up at night. Jumpers are perfect for wearing during the day. You may even want a nice thick fleece or hoodie to wear around the house. You can retain your body heat even when the air temperature is out of your control.

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