10 Tips for Staying Warm Without Touching The Thermostat

1. Dress Warm

When indoors the same principles apply to adding layers as if you were going outside braving the snow! Add a sweater, robe or your favorite hoodie for added insulation to increase your body heat!

2. Wear Thick Socks or Slippers

It is time to get your favorite pair of fuzzy socks or slippers out! They can help you remain warm while walking on cold floors! Once your feet are warm, the rest of your body will feel warm too!

3. Use the Oven and Stove for Cooking

Using your oven or stove will generate heat in your kitchen. This is why many people avoid using them in warmer months! For colder months, the opposite advice can be applied! These appliances can add extra warmth.

4. Leave the Oven Open After Baking

After baking in the winter, leave your oven open to let the hot air escape therefore adding heat to the room. USE CAUTION when pets or children are around. Do not use an oven as a primary source of heat. Burning natural gas for long periods can increase carbon monoxide levels in your home.

5. Enjoy a Cup of Soup

Hot meals can help you warm up from the inside out! There is nothing like a cup of soup on a cold day! If you make the soup from scratch, the simmering pot on the stove will generate heat in the kitchen!

6. Drink Warm Beverages

Your beverage choices can also help to warm you up! A nice cup of tea, hot cocoa, or coffee can warm you up immediately and a mug works as a great hand warmer!

7. Use a Humidifier

Running the heat during winter months tends to strip the indoor air of humidity, which is often a bit warmer than dry air. To balance this you can purchase a humidifier model that enables you to choose between warm or cold air.

8. Reverse the Ceiling Fan

As the weather drops, try changing your ceiling fan to #WinterMode to circulate warm air. The gentle updraft pushes warm air down, which naturally rises to the ceiling.

9. Stay Upstairs

If you have a second floor in your home, it might be a good idea to spend more time upstairs because hot air rises.

10. Get Active!

Even if it’s just a walk around the house or up and down the stairs, or even getting started on that home improvement project you’ve been meaning to do you can warm up real quickly when you’re moving around!