So, how can we make sure we keep warm and stay healthy as the mercury drops? Here are our top tips for keeping warm as temperatures plunge this winter.
- It’s easier to warm yourself up than it is to raise the room temperature. Instead of turning up the heating, add another layer of clothing.
- Layering up with several layers of thinner clothing is better than a single thick layer of clothing.
- Any exposed surface on your body will cause you to lose heat. Cover up and make sure you wear a hat when you go outside.
- Keep cosy under the covers by using an electric blanket or a hot water bottle. Never use the two together though.
- Make sure you block out any drafts. Buy draft excluders or have a go at making your own. Get a foam swimming buoyancy tube – cut it in half, cover in fabric and slide it under the door.
- Draw your curtains and blinds to keep in heat as dusk falls.
- Don’t forget to set your programmable thermostat so that your home is always toasty when you get in from work. You can even set it using your smart phone.
- It’s not the most cost-effective way of heating – but if you enjoy baking you will find that having your oven on will provide a boost to your heating.
- Get some handwarmers to put in your coat pockets when you’re out and about.
Stay warm and stay healthy this winter.