It’s cold. We get it.
I need cheap ways to keep warm in winter, please.
It’s wear two pairs of socks, long johns, infinity scarf and flannel in the house COLD! I got our heating bill. Come ON! I’m in the wrong business. I need to own a heating company in New England. New England has some of the highest heating rates in the country.
Winter has barely started here, so I’ve been looking up
some an obscene amount of ways to keep warm in winter.
Use these tips collectively to keep yourself toasty!
Ways to Keep Warm in Winter…
1. Layer your clothes.
2.Use flannel sheets.
3.Use an electric blanket.
4.Put area rugs on your floors.
5.Use insulated curtains.
6.Keep blankets on sofas.
Watching TV? Turn down the heater and use blankets.
7.Conserve free solar heating.
Keep windows uncovered during the day and close the curtains at night to trap heat in.
8.Don’t use kitchen and bathroom fans.
The fans take the smell out, but also hot air.
9.Change furnace/heat pump filter regularly.
If not cleaned properly, it makes them work harder which means high heating bill.
10.Run your ceiling fan in reverse.
It will force the hot air to come back down.
11.Turn down the thermostat just a couple degrees down will make a big difference.
12.Request an energy audit from your utility company.
Many do this for free and will come and tell you how to get your home more energy efficient to save on your heating.
13.Move all furniture and items away from heating vents.
14.Light a candle. Candles create heat.
15.Keep fireplace damper closed when not in use.
16.Keep ducts wrapped tight.
17.Replace very old heating units.
18.If you live in a deregulated state, shop around for a better rate and negotiate.
19.Use a draft stopper.
20.Remove window air conditioners.
21.Insulate exposed piping.
22.Insulate hot water tank with an insulating blanket.
Aww, tanks get cold too.
23.Insulate exterior switches and switch plates with foam sealer.
24.On windy days check all windows for air leaks.
Use an incense stick. If smoke blows up, you’re fine. If it blows sideways, there’s a leak.
25.Use cheap rope caulk to seal windows.
26.Install weatherstripping on drafty doors.
27.Replace missing or damaged shingles on the roof.
28.Use a freestanding heater for one room at a time.
29.Install a programmable thermostat.
30.Boil water and potpourri in a cast iron skillet on the stove.
The humidity will warm the home and make a nice fragrance.
31.Drink hot chocolate.
32.Bake something in the oven.
34.Hang blankets in front of staircase.
To close off the space between the first and second floor, hang a blanket to prevent the heat from rising.
35.Cover drafts on outside doors.
Many East Coast homes have an outside entrance before the main entrance.
36.Layer windows just like clothing.
Air doesn’t just come from down. Put flannel in between the window and screen also.
37.Keep your body moving to create heat.
38.Use a humidifer.
39.Let the bath water get cool before draining.
The warmth from the water will help warm the house. Don’t drain it right away.
40.Recycle old pantyhose as leg warmers underneath clothing.
41.Use hand warmers found in drugstores for $1.
42.Use a hot water bottle under blankets.
43.Hang out with friends.
A study from University of Toronto found socializing makes you warmer.
Adding extra healthy fats will keep you warmer according to SELF magazine.
45.Cuddle. Really, hug someone.
46.Eat more ginger it helps get blood circulation going.
47.Take a warm bath before bedtime.
Our bodies naturally cool down closer to bedtime, a warm bath will help keep you cozy before sleeping.
48.Change your socks.
Sweaty socks create cold moisture.
49.Close unused rooms and shut off the vent.
50.Wear fuzzy slippers.
Mainly for cute factor, but they are warm too.
51.Use a heated mattress pad.
Have you used any of these methods? Any others I should add to the list?