When you're feeling chilly at home this winter, try these budget-friendly ways to keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat:
1. One of the easiest ways to stay cozy at home is to keep your feet warm. Our feet play a critical role in regulating body temperature, so when your feet are warm, your body feels warm. Try a pair of comfortable wool socks or slippers.
2. On winter days when the sun is shining, take advantage of natural warmth from sunlight. Open your curtains and blinds to let the sunshine in during the warm and bright part of the day. You'll feel the difference.
3. Another way to make your home cozier is to use a humidifier. Cold air doesn't hold water vapor like warm air, so by adding humidity inside your home, you can feel a little warmer. A favorable level of humidity in your home can also help clear sinuses, soften skin and improve sleep.
4. Beyond adding visual appeal to your home, area rugs can provide extra insulation and a warm surface for your feet on cold winter days. Use large area rugs in rooms where you spend the most time. You'll enjoy the new colors and textures of the rug, and the additional warmth will help keep your home comfortable.
These are just a few ways to stay cozy this winter without turning up the thermostat. Please give us a call for more tips to save energy and money, while improving comfort in your home, 800-421-0283, ext. 595.