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Ways to Stay Warm this Winter

Plano Tenants Staying Warm and Cozy in their Rental Home this WinterWhen the weather turns rather cold outside, your first inclination may be to dial up your thermostat. But really, super-heating your home isn’t the only way to stay warm during the winter. As an alternative, take action on these simple, really inexpensive recommendations to easily keep yourself and your Plano home feeling warm and cozy throughout the coldest part of the year.

Dress in Layers

To successfully endure the cold, it’s essential to use layers of clothing well. This is primarily true if you will be going from the indoors to the outdoors (or vice versa) throughout the day. To securely keep yourself warm but however, not overheated while indoors, start off with a light layer of wicking fabric first. Moreover, add layers until you are warm and snuggly. Shirts, sweaters, jackets, and coats are really good selections for your top half; for your bottom half, look into flannel-lined pants if you’re heading out. And remember, always use a hat, scarf, and socks! Keeping your head, neck, and feet warm can help make the rest of you feel warmer and more comfortable, too.

Winterize Your Home

If you’re feeling chilly blasts of air in your home that make you shiver, it’s a good idea to check and seal up the common areas where drafts and air leaks occur. The majority of air leaks come from gaps around doors and windows. Try out adding some caulking around the frame or replace the weather-stripping around the door frame. Both of these can help out a lot. In situations where there’s a draft getting in beneath your doors, try placing a rolled towel or blanket there to stop it. Thermal curtains, soft rugs, and other fabrics can also help alleviate cold spots and keep your home warmer.

Furnace Maintenance

If it’s been for some time now since your furnace had a check-up, consider scheduling a professional to come in and take a look at it. Very much like all systems in your home, your furnace needs regular maintenance to keep working efficiently. Eventually, your heating system will start to show wear and tear, and it will have to work harder to give a consistent temperature. You can lower your energy costs as well by just merely executing regular furnace maintenance and changing your filters as indicated.

Use a Humidifier

If your area’s winter months are usually cold and dry, placing a humidifier in your home can help you to stay warm while inside. Dry air tends to feel much colder than air with humidity. Cold, dry air similarly tends to get your skin and hair feeling rough and dehydrated. To have some moisture back into the air, use a humidifier. Though you could invest in a whole-house humidifier system, it is not necessary. Merely acquiring and using an inexpensive humidifier for mostly used rooms or even boiling a pot of water on the stove can keep the air in your home feel warmer and more comfortable.

Stay Active

Nothing can warm you up more rapidly than moving around. When the weather gets cold, lots of us begin to like long hours snuggling under piles of blankets. However, that may not be an excellent strategy to stay warm. By way of staying active, you increase your body temperature, which can help you feel warmer longer. Consistent regular exercise routines are always a healthy idea on account that they help you build muscle and improve blood flow. But even just doing some actions, as for instance, cleaning, playing an interactive game, or other types of movement can generally do the trick. Set out to add active things that you want into your daily routine to keep yourself warm and healthy all winter long.


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