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Keeping Warm in the Winter

 


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Cold weather can do a number on anybody, and it is especially important to take good care of your self in the wintertime. Without taking the proper precautions, you run the risk of becoming depressed and sick. After all, who wants to suffer through the coldest months of year!? What follows are a few tips and tricks for keeping warm during the winter season.

Your home should be a warm place, but it won't be unless you have the proper insulation needed. Make sure that your windows are properly insulated. If they aren't, get sheeting installed, or go ahead and install it yourself-it's a lot easier than you'd think

Unfortunately, most doors can't be insulated-especially older ones. Consider installing a storm door. Also, purchase cloth draft stoppers that can be placed along the bottom of your door. They are cheap, stylish, and extremely effective. You can even make them yourself by filling cloth pillow case tubes with cotton, dried beans, or flour.

Ceramic heaters can be placed in most rooms and will generate heat at a relatively negligible cost. Put them near your favorite chair or couch in your living room, especially if you tend to catch a draft in such locations. There is no reason to have to sacrifice your living style just because it's colder outside. In case your favorite furniture is near a drafty door or window, consider rearranging your room for the winter months so that you can be comfortable in a warmer part of your home. Doing so might add a stylish spark to your home!

Many people make the mistake of assuming that they should be able to roam around in their home wearing the same amount of clothing as they would in the summer time. It is nearly impossible to find a home during the winter that is conducive to boxer shorts and tank tops, so cover up! Put on some sweat pants, a sweater, flannel underwear, and some socks-you will instantly feel better. Make sure to keep a pair of boots or slippers for home. There are all sorts, and many come with flannel or fur inserts so as to keep your feet especially toasty.

Keep quilts and comforters around your home for a quick and easy way to stay warm. If you have the time, consider making a quilt! It's fun, easy, and will warm you! Heating pads are also a great idea, and can be used on a pillow, on your lab, or on your feet. For a final touch at the end of the day, toss your blankets into the dryer for about 20 minutes. It'll warm them up so that you can crawl into bed and be instantly comfortable and ready to go to sleep.

Mr. Oliver is a marketing agent of Arundel Cooling and Heating. The HVAC contractor provides heating services throughout the Maryland. For more information on their HVAC Services please visit their website.

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