Posted: Friday, October 7, 2022
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With darker evenings and crisp, cold mornings, we can see that autumn has truly established itself. Whilst we’re out and about, we can wrap up properly and keep moving to stay warm, but when we get back home, things can get a bit chilly. Everyone wants to get home to a lovely, warm house, but, with the current energy crisis, some of us are finding this difficult, unfortunately.
To help, we've put together a few top tips to keep yourself at a comfortable temperature this winter.
Why Is It Important To Stay Warm?
Whilst it is a myth that you can catch the common cold purely from being exposed to low temperatures, being too chilly can have a negative impact upon your health. We don’t just mean exposure to particularly hostile conditions, which can cause hypothermia or frostbite, because you can also become unwell from just living in a poorly heated home.
It is advised that the day time temperature of your home is 19-21°, and 18° at night. If your property is only between 14°-15°, your resistance to respiratory diseases is reduced and you may find existing conditions, like asthma, get worse. Letting your home get to below 13° can increase your blood pressure and your risk of cardiovascular disease. This is because your blood vessels narrow to try to help you to stay warm, but this then prevents them from working effectively.
Our Top Tips
Here are some tips to help you to stay warm during the colder months.
This may seem like an obvious one, but when you first get back indoors, you may initially still feel warm from moving around. When this wears off, you can end up shivering! Remember to put a jumper back on, wear thick socks and add some layers.
Keep your internal doors closed, use draft excluders and block keyholes. Curtains also help to keep the cold out and the heat in!
Ensure that your radiators are functioning properly. If they are not consistently warm all over, you may need to bleed them. Bleeding radiators is necessary when air becomes trapped inside them and prevents the hot water from circulating fully. To learn more about this, visit our recent blog or watch our 'how to video' here.
Using hot water bottles or electric blankets is a great way to make sure you are warm enough throughout the night, which is important because being cold in bed can result in poor sleep quality.
A nice hot meal and a warm drink are great ways to stay warm! Take advantage of all of the delicious vegetables currently in season and make a hearty soup! Limit your alcohol consumption as this widens the blood vessels, initially making you feel warm and flushed, but quickly resulting in heat passing out of your body, causing your temperature to drop.
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