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How to Keep Yourself Warm in Winter?

With energy bills on the rise and the temperature beginning to drop, it is essential to ensure you can keep your home warm during the cold winter months. There is a few clever ways to do that without breaking the bank, or leaving yourself and your home feeling cold.

Methods To Stay Warm in The Cold


Energy Audit

It can be very hard to calculate factors involved with the pricings and reasonings behind the cost of your energy bill. However, it is essential for you to know what is contributing to your energy bill, and find ways to lower your bill if you can. You are able to do this by calling your local energy company, who will then assign a professional, who will help you to evaluate your lifestyle and what your needs/energy use are like. The energy company will then send somebody to your house, to conduct a few checks like your house structure, measure your insulation and do an appliance survey check. From here the company will be able to advise you on how to implement energy saving ideas, which will in turn make your energy bill drop considerably. This will result in money saved, and less energy being consumed.


Rearranging of Furniture’s

By giving your furniture a slight rearrangement during the winter months, this will not only give you a pleasant mindset in regard to your room, but can also enable you to keep warmer for longer during the cold and frosty months. By rearranging your furniture, you won’t be positioned in cold spots therefore will help you feel the cold less during winter. If you are repositioning your room, you must make sure to clear all furniture blocking or in the way of your radiators. This is to free up the movement of hot air so it doesn’t become blocked or absorbed by pieces of furniture which in the way of your radiator. The ideal radiator in this instance is a vertical radiator UK so there is less chance of it getting blocked.


Warm Drinks

Is there ever a better time for a hot chocolate than the winter? Not only does it taste amazing, but it will also warm you up and is surprisingly good for you. Research which has been conducted, indicates that chocolate can really boost your oxygen saturation, and microcirculation within your skin, which in turn allows your body to heat up faster. Chocolate also contains properties which can invoke the feelings of happiness and calmness in a person.  During the winter months, hot beverages can help keep you extra snug and save on your energy bill compared to solely using your radiator.


Hot Water Bottle

Another thrifty option to keep yourself warm during the winter months and keep the rising energy bills down is the more traditional option of a hot water bottle. The insulating materials used for the bottle can enable you to be kept warm and cosy for a number of hours after you have filled the bottle. Therefore, keeping you from feeling the harsh effects of winter simply by placing them in your bed or blanket to heat up your underlays for longer and quicker, compared to horizontal and vertical radiators UK.



Another way to ensure your home is nice and cosy during the winter months is to pre heat your house before it gets cold. This will mean your radiators do not need to work as hard because they will be on for less time than they would if the house was cold, and you do not have to wait for the whole house to heat up if it is already at a sufficient temperature. This also allows you to be free of the burden of cold. The best heater to do this with, and one of the most popular options is the vertical radiator.