Warm in the Winter
Depending on where you live, the frigid winds and low temperatures that arrive during harsh winter months can be unforgiving. Around 1,200 people a year die from causes related to hypothermia and exposure to unnatural cold weather. As the climate on our planet continues to change and worsen in certain areas, these numbers will only increase. To ensure that your family stays safe and warm this winter, utilize these three tips for winter survival.
Acquire a Proper Source of Heat
Installing a heat source in your home can be done in many different ways. A fireplace is a very cozy and comforting source of heat, but it requires large stockpiles of wood on a regular basis and can only heat one room at best. The same can be said for space heaters, but space heaters also have a reputation for being dangerous in regards to house fires.
For a safer option to heat your home, furnaces are considered the standard source of heating in most modern homes. They can heat multiple rooms via air ducts and run on natural gas or electric. Before turning on your furnace this year, be sure to have it inspected by a professional heating/cooling service provider such as C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning.
Bundling up in heavy clothes can not only help your family to stay warm during the winter but it can also help to reduce your heating costs. Going outside requires the usual gear of heavy coats, snow boots, leggings, gloves, hats, scarves, and earmuffs. However, you can also bundle up to remain cozy in your home without increasing the thermostat. Simply invest in some hoodies or thick slippers to help keep your extremities warm and your heating bill down.
Stock up on Electric Blankets
While bundling up in hoodies and slippers will keep you warm while you’re awake and milling around your home, these items can be uncomfortable to wear when it’s time to sleep. The perfect solution to ensure a warm bed during frigid nights is to snuggle under an electric blanket. Electric blankets have multiple heat settings so you’re sure to find the right temperature for your needs. They’re also incredibly diverse, marketed with covers made of different materials in various colors and designs.
As an added precaution, homes with older windows can become very drafty and drop the temperature in your home significantly. Be sure to cover every drafty window with plastic film insulation to prevent frigid winter winds from blowing into your home and turning it into an ice box.