With winter approaching you might be planning for the weather and find ways to keep yourself cozy and save up on the gas bills. There are many ways you can keep yourself warm without spending too much.
Check for the drafts
One of the main reasons why a house loses heat is because of drafts. You need to check for drafts and fix them in order to retain heat within the house. There are a few ways to find drafts. One thing you can do is run your hands along the borders of the window and feel for any cold air seeping in. or you can do the flame test.
You bring a lighted candle and move them along the window and if there is a flickering of the flame this indicates there is a draft. Before you do the flame test make sure to move the flammable things away. If there is a draft identified, make sure to fix it with proper insulation. Although insulation can be a bit expensive in the long run it would be very useful.
Dress appropriately for the weather
Most people tend to turn the heat up high and wear clothes that are thin and short inside the house. You can save the bill by dressing up properly and reducing the heat. Layer up with sweaters and wear thick and long sleeve clothes at home. if your head is cold you can wrap yourself with a scarf or wear a hat. To keep your feet warm wear woolen socks and slippers at home. change your socks as your feet sweat and this sweat in turn would make your feet cold.
Heat up the bed
Invest in an electric blanket and when you are going to sleep switch off the heater and use this blanket. The disadvantage of this is that there is a risk of electric injury. A safe way of keeping yourself warm is to heat the bed up with a hot water bottle and cover yourself with quilts super king.
To heat the bed with a hot water bottle, fill the bottle with hot water and keep it in between your bed sheet and blanket for a few minutes before you get to bed. Another technique is to use hot rice, put rice in a fleece cover and microwave it for a few minutes, and put it on the bed.
Use the sun
Try to use the warmth of the sun as much as you can. In the daytime when the sun is shining open the curtain and let the rays in and at night close the curtain.
Don’t cover the radiator
Many people use the radiator to dry clothes, by doing this you are obstructing the heat from flowing through therefore do not cover the radiator.
Keep yourself active
During this season it is so easy to become lazy and wrap oneself in a blanket. Try to move your body and engage in some physical activity as this would naturally heat up your body.