This is a collaborative post.
Are you freezing in winter? It’s not easy to suffer the cold in winter, particularly if you have infants or the elderly to look after in your household. Moreover, the rising cost of living means that energy is not always easy to use, as putting on heating can drain your budget and you may not be able to justify it. Of course, it’s important to look into any eligibility you may or may not have for added support, but this isn’t always available.
When the cold is pressing, it’s not altogether easy to know what to do. During the day you may have refuge such as publicly heated buildings where you can head in and stay warm for a little while, but your lifestyle may not always account for that.
If you’re freezing in winter, then you may wish to consider some of these investments and tips to help you stay warm through the tougher days and nights. Without further ado, let’s consider some actionable advice.
Freezing In Winter? Consider These Changes
It can be healthy to check just how much heat your window system may be letting out. For example, if your locking of the windows doesn’t form a complete seal, then it might be you’re having an unwanted ventilation effect. It’s also true to consider the quality standards of your windows, perhaps upgrading to UPVC windows, as this can provide stronger insulation thanks to the ability to install double-glazing panels. If you’re unsure why the heat dissipates your home so quickly, first check your windows.
Eliminate Those Draughts
Sometimes, it’s enough to eliminate draughts from flowing around your home. Draught excluders placed at your front and back door can be a good place to start. But you can also implement them from room to room, especially if you’re sat in a living room during a cold night, heating it, and cold air is gently coming through from the outside corridor. These are inexpensive purchases but can help you more easily implement the warmth you’re looking for from room to room.
Simple Warmth From Home Comforts
Never discount home comforts to help warm you up. A thicker tog duvet on your bed, a hot water pot or kettle for hot drinks you can enjoy during the evening, electric blankets that warm up and keep you warm for cheaper than a usual heating option, all of this can grant you the wondrous comfort you’re looking for. You can also buy simple long johns and thermal vests you can wear under your clothes to provide that small added form of comfort.
If you’re working in a home office, small measures of heating like fingerless wool gloves can make a big difference too. It’s all about adjusting how you enjoy your heating if you’re trying to be economical with your central heating system. Even small measures like leaving the oven open for a while after cooking your evening meal can warm a room up.
With this advice, we hope you can cope even during the freezing tides of winter.