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The winter months are brutal especially if you reside in the Northern states. The blistering winds, the driving snow… it’s less than ideal. When it gets to be too cold, it makes it impossible to get comfortable in your home. It can be tempting to crank the thermostat up to 85 and pretend it’s summer. While that sure sounds nice, that can wreak havoc on your utility bill. There are some other methods that make it easier to stay cozy through wintertime.
1. Cook Up Some Comfort Food
Warming yourself from the inside out is one of the best things you can do for yourself when you’re feeling a chill. Not only will cooking warm you up but working over the stove or the oven will warm your home a bit too! This gouda bacon mac n’ cheese will warm the winter blues right out of you with its melted cheese.
2. Layer Up
Yeah, it’s annoying to have to do that while you’re in the house but it sure beats an astronomical heating bill. Put on thick socks, a hoodie, and drape that blanket around you like a cape if you have to. Layer up your home too! Purchase thicker curtains for your windows. They will help keep the chill out and add an extra dimension of style to your home. Add a rug to your living room arrangement for added insulation.
3. Heat Surge
Instead of cranking the heat up to 90 and sweating it out, consider an Amish Yard Heat Surge product. If you spend a lot of time in your living room in the evenings, you’ll love the zone heating that Heat Surge provides. When you move to the dining room, just grab your Roll-n-Glow and roll it with you. The ease with which you can take your heat with you around the house will make the purchase worth it. Check out our full selection here.
4. Close ‘Em Up
If you have a room in your house that doesn’t get a lot of traffic, keep the door closed to that room. Closing it up will keep the heat from seeping into areas that aren’t in use.
5. Reverse It
While it might seem strange, having your ceiling fan on in the winter can actually help you stay warm. Most fans have a reverse setting that allows the blades to spin in the opposite direction. This backwards-spinning can push hot air down, making you more comfortable.
Winter seems to stop being fun when you grow up and have responsibilities but it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. These tips will help keep you toasty warm all winter long. Now sit back, relax, and pop Netflix on! #BingeOn. What are your life hacks for staying toasty in the cold months? Share them with us!