Winter is coming which means snow, the holidays, and hot chocolate. But with all the fun things associated with the season, there’s the need to keep your apartment warm and cozy. Here are some tips for making sure your apartment stays energy-efficient and warm this winter:
1. Put Down A Rug
If your floors feel cold, putting a rug down is a simple solution. it will not only keep your feet from feeling cold but will also add another layer of insulation. This is great for colder rooms without carpets like the bathroom and kitchen.
2. Rearrange the Furniture
Your heating system should not be blocking the heat from getting into the room. It sounds obvious, but it’s surprising how many times people unknowingly block or put things too close to their vents. It will also be chillier near the perimeter of your room so think about moving furniture closer to the center.
3. Turn Down the Heat At Night-Time
Invest in a comforter or heavy blanket to keep you warm at night. Load your couch with snuggly blankets and pillows. Make your home into a cozy place you will love coming home to after being outside in the elements. The reinforcements will stop you from turning up the thermostat.
4. Use a Humidifier
Adding humidity to cold air will make your apartment feel warmer. Moisture in the air holds onto heat better and longer. The same reason why that humid days in the summer feel hotter. If you suffer from dry skin or colds in the winter, the humidifier’s moisture will help relieve your skin and sore throat. Bonus tip: add plants for more moisture, some types even help purify the air!
5. Open the Curtains
Opening your curtains during the daytime will allow the sun to warm your apartment. The sun is lower in the sky during the winter, which means more heat on your south-facing windows. Remember to close your curtains in the evening to keep your apartment as insulated as possible.
6. Pop Dinner in the Oven
Whether you are making an elaborate casserole or heating up a frozen pizza, consider using the oven. When you turn it off, leave the door open and feel the blast of warmth enter your apartment.
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