November is upon us and the temperatures have finally dropped. Instead of running the heater (and your electricity bill) here are alternative ways to stay warm this winter:
- Use curtains
A set of heavy curtains can block heavy drafts of air.
- Put down a rug or carpet
Rugs and carpets can help the prevent heat loss through the floor.
- Start a warm fire
If you have a fire place this can help heat up your house.
- Light a candle
Candles can produce a lot of heat.
- Turn on lights
The average incandescent light bulb releases up to 95% of its energy as heat rather than light, making it an extremely efficient heat source.
- Drink warm beverages
This can help to raise your core temperature.
- Use a hair dryer
You can either quickly spot-heat parts of your body or even your clothes in the morning.
- Consider using an electric blanket
This can help keep you warm at night and is a cheaper alternative to a wall heater.