5 ways to keep warm without turning the heating on
Keep warm|Saving money
Let’s not beat about the bush; it’s expensive to do anything right now, especially heat your home. We look at the ways to keep warm without flicking on the heating.
Winter is coming, and nothing is quite as comforting as a warm hug from a hot water bottle or electric blanket. Sure, you could get a 1000 loan to make home improvements, but why spend your hard-earned cash when all you really need is a spot of warmth on those chilly nights?
Get a hot water bottle or electric blanket
Don’t get left out in the cold this season – get yourself a hot water bottle or electric blanket and curl up in cosy bliss. Trust us; it’s worth every penny (and then some).
So, save that loan money for something more important, like insulation or new windows. But when it’s time to bundle up, you’ll be glad you have your trusty hot water bottle or electric blanket to keep you nice and toasty.
Drink lots of warm drinks like tea, coffee, or soup
Looking to save some cash and stay warm during these chilly months? Forget about splurging on those costly fancy coffees or Starbucks lattes; you only need a trusty kettle and some loose-leaf tea.
Not only will drinking warm beverages save you money, but it’s also a great way to upgrade your hydration game. Ditch the cold water and opt for some hot herbal tea instead.
On top of that, soup can be easily made in bulk and frozen for later consumption – talk about convenience and budget-friendly. So why not save your wallet by sipping on some hot drinks this winter? Your tastebuds (and bank account) will thank you.
Wear lots of layers – thin clothes are better than one thick layer
When it comes to staying warm in the winter, layering up is key. Sure, a thick parka might keep you toasty at first, but once that thick layer gets wet from snow or sweat, you’ll quickly find yourself shivering.
On the other hand, wearing multiple thin layers allows for maximum insulation and flexibility. Plus, if one of your layers happens to get wet or dirty, simply peel it off and keep on truckin’. So next time you head out on a blustery winter day, remember to keep it sleek and layered. Trust us; you won’t regret it.
Bonus tip: Don’t forget those often-forgotten areas (like your wrists, neck, and ankles) when layering up – they can make all the difference in keeping well-insulated.
Use a heating pad on your chest or back
Looking for a cheaper alternative to pricey heating pads? Try using a bag of rice! Just heat it up in the microwave for a couple of minutes and instant warmth.
Plus, it’ll save you a trip to the shops because, let’s be real, who actually remembers to buy a heating pad until they’re in agonising pain?
And if you don’t have rice handy, steal your partner’s hot water bottle or take the warmest shower of your life. Just make sure to wrap it in something soft before placing it on your chest or back. If all else fails, cuddle up with your furry friend (or any willing human), because their body heat is bound to do the trick.
But save yourself the trouble and invest in a damn heating pad next time you see one on sale. You won’t regret it.
We have given you some personal tips to keep warm, but keeping your heating system up to date is vital when you want to stay warm in the winter months.
Clean heat vents and keep your heating system regularly serviced
Did you know that clogged heat vents or blocked radiators can cause your heating system to work overtime and raise costly energy bills? It’s true – dirty vents restrict air flow, causing your heating system to run for longer periods of time.
By regularly cleaning your heat vents and giving your heating system a check-up, you’re increasing the efficiency of your home’s heating and saving money in the long run.
So save yourself some cash (and some stress) by staying on top of regular maintenance for those pesky vents or radiators. Watch a YouTube video and learn how to bleed your radiator.
Trust us; it’s worth it – the added warmth and potential savings will have you feeling toasty all winter long.
Plus, who doesn’t love a clean slate regarding their home’s heating system? Don’t let dirty vents keep you from an efficient (and cost-friendly) winter season. Stay on top of regular maintenance and cleaning, and you won’t need to turn on the heating till January at least.