Well, it’s almost winter and we’re heading into a natural gas crisis. So, on top of a lack of truckers, COVID and some crazy weather predictions, it looks like it’s going to be a tough winter this year.
Heating Your Home
If you’re one of the thousands of Americans who are planning to keep your heating off for longer than usual either for environmental or financial reasons, this article is for you!
There are several ways to keep yourself warm without heating that will help you survive the winter.
While some of these methods are cheap, others cost a little bit more than you might want to spend. If you’re in a bind and need to save money, there are some tips on how you can survive without spending too many extra dollars.
Here they are in no particular order…
Concentrate On One Room
If you can’t or don’t want to heat your entire home, you can focus on just one room. This will put less strain on your heating system and allow you to keep things warm.
The best rooms to heat are bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchen areas. Most of the time the kitchen is the coldest place in your home so if you can get that area warmed up it’ll help you out.
Draughts and air movement are the biggest enemies of a warm cozy heating-free home.
If you don’t want to spend money on heating your home, make sure the fireplace, stove, and other heating appliances are in working order. If you can fix things yourself then it will only cost you a little bit of time, and everyone knows that time is money!
Fixing things also goes for planning too, keep your drive and sidewalk free of snow with Cub Cadet snowblowers so that your home is easy to get to should repairs need to be done.
If you can afford it, go to the gym or go jogging. Not only will this keep you warm, but it’ll also help you relieve stress and improve blood flow.
Exercising releases endorphins that make you feel good. Exercise will help your body feel comfortable, even when the temperature is low outside.
Getting a good sweat on is a good way to raise your body temperature, and you can do that in so many ways.
Try to make your meals really warm, hot even. Cooking is a great way to make yourself feel warm and cozy without resorting to hitting the heating switch. From making your own hot drinks, soups, or desserts, make sure you keep the temperature up high.
While cold weather usually puts people off from cooking anything, remember that you can always use a microwave or an oven to heat things up quickly and easily.
If you are trying to save money, make full use of an oven when it’s on – take the opportunity to bake as well as cook that stew.
Drinking warm beverages is a good way to keep yourself warm. Coffee, hot chocolate, or other drinks are great ways to keep you cozy without having to heat your home up.
You can also use this method as an alternative to hot food if you’re not in the mood to eat.