5 Tips for Keeping Warm in the Winter (Without Your Heater)
The last thing that any of us want to worry about is how to heat our home in the situation that our furnace dies out. However, there are ways to keep your home heated without the use of a heater. So whether you want to save money on your electric bill or your furnace needs to be replaced. Here are a few tips to keep in mind whether you need your furnace repaired in Oshawa or your heating bill reduced in New York.
1) Start baking.
As the months get colder, the holidays start coming around for a lot of us. Whether you consider yourself much of a baker or not, now is a great time to start trying. Baking and using your oven is a fantastic way to warm up your house without using your heater and also keep your tummy full.
2) Make sure your windows are winterized.
Windows can be an easy way for your house to get cold during the winter. So make sure before the winter hits that you’ve winterized your drafty windows. For example, weatherstripping can be relatively inexpensive and easy to install yourself and be an easy way to keep out the chilly air.
3) Layer up.
Visit a discount store or a thrift shop and stock up on extra blankets, hats, scarves and gloves. While it may not be the best way to spend an evening, it’s a necessity as the temperature drops.
4) Do your laundry.
Putting off household chores? The warmth of the dryer can be an excellent incentive if you are trying to avoid using your heater. Plus,warm up your pajamas or socks or a heavy sweatshirt you wear around the house by putting it in the dryer a few minutes. Nothing like fresh warm clothes from the dryer!
5) Install curtains.
Heavy curtains can be an effective way of keeping out the chilly air and keeping in the warm air. Not to mention, in the hotter seasons, having heavy curtains up during the hottest point in the day can block out the sun and keep your house cool.
Hopefully these few tips for keeping yourself warm during the chillier seasons can help you warm up without your heater.