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Ways to Stay Warm this Winter

Fairhaven Tenants Staying Warm and Cozy in their Rental Home this WinterIf the weather starts to go cold, the typical thing to do is to turn the thermostat up. You don’t always need to resort to super-heating, though, to keep your house warm during winter. Instead, you can go for a few suggestions to keep you and your Fairhaven home warm throughout the cold of the season.

Dress in Layers

Using layers of clothing correctly is the key to fighting off the cold. When your daily life consists of moving indoors to outdoors and back, this will help a lot. To keep yourself warm but not overheated while indoors, start with a light layer of wicking fabric first. Then, add layers until you are warm and comfortable. Some items you can consider for your top are shirts, sweaters, jackets, and coats; as for your bottom, flannel-lined pants will do. And don’t forget a hat, scarf, and socks! Securing the warmth of your head, neck, and feet can help get your entire body feeling warmer and more comfortable.

Winterize Your Home

Be alert about any chilly blasts of air you feel in your home. If you notice a few of these every now and then, it would be a good idea to check and seal the common areas where drafts and air leaks occur. Most air leaks come from gaps around doors and windows. Try adding some caulking around the frame or replace the weather-stripping around the door frame. Using these can be very effective. If a draft finds its way in beneath your doors, try using a rolled towel or blanket to block 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 a while since your furnace had a check-up, you might want to schedule a professional to come and look at it. Just like every other part of your house, your furnace needs regular maintenance to keep it in good shape. As time goes, your heating system will show signs of age — it won’t be as consistent in keeping a temperature as it used to. Bring your energy costs down by giving your furnace system regular maintenance. The regular change in filters will lead to a longer-lasting and better-performing furnace.

Use a Humidifier

If your area’s winter months are usually cold and dry, installing a humidifier in your home can help you stay warm while inside. Dry air generally feels much colder than air with humidity. Cold, dry air also tends to leave your skin and hair feeling rough and dehydrated. Bring back some moisture to your air with a humidifier. A whole-house humidifier is nice, but it’s not a must. Simply getting a cost-effective humidifier for frequently used rooms or even boiling a pot of water on the stove can help make the air in your home feel warmer and more comfortable.

Stay Active

When you move around, you are warming your body up. Our first response to cold weather is to want to stay underneath our blankets. But, the reality is, this isn’t the wisest thing to do if you want to keep your body warm. If you want to stay warm, keep your body active. In so doing, you’re increasing your body’s temperature. By exercising, you’re keeping yourself warm and healthy. Exercising will help your body build muscle and improve its blood flow. But even activities like cleaning, playing an interactive game, or other types of movement can do the trick. Merge an active lifestyle into your daily routine so that you can keep yourself warm despite the harsh cold of the winter season.


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