How To Ensure That Your Family Stays Warm And Comfortable This Winter

Winter is coming! This is good news for winter lovers but bad news for those who thrive during summer. Regardless of the team to which you belong, you won’t survive the season without having a plan for the extremely cold days and nights. When it gets really cold, layering will not be enough to help you or your family feel warm, so more effective measures have to be taken. Besides, many of us would like to wear clothes that can help them do things around the house rather than layering on too many clothes even when they are not going anywhere. If you have children then you have to make sure they feel warm and less likely to catch a cold. Here are some guiding tips to help you enjoy a cozy winter in the comfort of your own home.

 

 

  • Use Curtains To Your Benefit 

During the daytime, sunlight rays provide warmth and heat that costs you nothing. Make sure you leave the curtains wide open as long as the sun is shining. When it is nighttime, close the

curtains to trap the warmth inside for longer periods of time. Nothing can match the feeling natural light brings to a household even if it is not as strong as it is during summertime. It would also be better if you add curtains with cozy colors that are not too bright. That way your curtains can act as warm decorative items when closed during the night and give the winter vibe you are looking for.

  • Don’t Put Your Couch In Front Of The Furnace

It might sound like a good idea to make your seating area face your heating source. However, you need the heat to be distributed among the whole place, not just toward your sofa or couch. That is why it is advisable to leave the area right in front of the heating source open and spacious. Apart from where you sit, you can arrange your furniture in a way that brings more coziness during the fall and winter seasons. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to reach the point where you feel warmer just by entering a room in your house. You can always prepare your house for different seasons by using things you already have.

  • Maintain Your Devices 

Just like you make sure your AC is working before summer, you have to make sure all your heating devices are working properly for winter. It is always a huge disappointment when you find out that your furnace won’t turn on in the middle of a cold winter day. Try your furnace when the weather shows the slightest sign of chill to know early on if it needs fixing or repairing. On many occasions, it will be something easy to fix and get your device to work, but it is always better if you do that early on. 

  • Use Rugs And Throw Blankets 

Apart from being good decorative items, rugs and throw blankets are a huge source of warmth and coziness around your house. You might not think having them is a good idea during summer but they are essential in winter. Using an appropriate rug will help your feet feel warmer and throw blankets will be very easy to wrap on your body or the bodies of children during tv time. Search for throw blankets with cartoons on them for your children to be excited to use. 

  • Install Extra Insulation 

Many houses need more insulation than their owners think. You might want to consider insulating your garage door, for example, as it might be the reason why your house feels extra cold. Especially since these doors are left open many a lot of times. Do not forget your roof as well, as there is a percentage of heat that gets lost because of bad or non-existing insulation. Although you might think this is not worth the money, good insulation can reduce heating costs so investing in insulation will pay off over time. Ask about insulation costs for walls, roof, and garage door and check your heating bill to compare the costs. 

 

 

When we think of winter we think of how lovely streets look when covered with snow. No one likes to feel so cold that they are unable to enjoy the beauty of winter. Being prepared with what will keep you warm inside your home is not less important than preparing your body for going outside. Who does not want to curl up with their family and enjoy the holidays without being concerned with the freezing weather outside? Let us make winter a favorite for the whole family this year!

By Ubong Edet

A passionate Health and Safety professional with a good level of field experience and relevant certifications including NEBOSH, OSHA, ISO, etc certifications. An Health and Safety activist who believes in the growth and continual improvement of the profession. He is going all out to create awareness and safe precious lives.

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