Well, winter decided to come a bit early this year. While the temperature drops outside, your home cools down as well. You’ll definitely need to turn the heat up, but there are additional ways to keep warm in your home during winter months without breaking the bank with your heating bill.
This is certainly one of the easiest ways to keep toasty during a chilly winter. During summer months you wear lighter clothing, shorts and t-shirts to keep cool in the hot weather. In the winter months, you will want to bundle up! When you’re hanging around the house, dress in layers. Throw on a sweatshirt and sweatpants to stay as warm as you can without having to turn the heat up too much.
Use Blankets and Throw Pillows
Wearing warmer clothes is a great way to stay warm in your home but blankets and throw pillows will help get the job done too! Not only do they keep you warmer, they double as decor during the winter months. They are also great for keeping you cozy while sitting on your couch and binge-watching Christmas movies during the holiday season.
Reverse Those Ceiling Fans
Hot air rises, which means you can put your ceiling fans to use by having them push that hot air back down. Modify your ceiling fans in the winter to run in reverse to bring the warm air down to the floor level.
Take Advantage of Your Oven & Stove
When you cook food at home your kitchen really starts to heat up. Cooking in the winter is a great way to both heat up your home and have a hot meal at the same time. If you don’t have small children or pets around, leave your oven open after you are done making your meal to let the hot air spread into your home.
Use Window Treatments
During the day, sunlight will beam through your windows and aid in heating up your home naturally. When the sun goes down, you will want to have window coverings that you can close to help lock in that heat and keep the cold out. Not only will this help keep your home insulated, window coverings are aesthetically pleasing as well.
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