Bet You Didn't Know These Winter Ideas
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Everyone can use creative ideas to make their lives happier and healthier. Bet you didn't know these winter ideas.
WEAR HATS FOR HEAT
Fifty percent of your body's heart is lost when your head isn't covered. Wear wool or acrylic knit caps to keep the heat in.
If you are cold, walk around. Your body produces more heat if you walk for 10 minutes than if you wait 20 minutes for a bus.
KEEP WINDOWS CLEAN
A simple strategy like keeping your windows sparkling clean in winter can help warm your house. Spotless window glass lets in more sunlight than grimy panes.
It takes less energy to run a thermostatically controlled electric blanket than it does to maintain daytime thermostat settings throughout the sleeping hours.
Hot bath water will help keep your bathroom warm in cold weather months if you leave it to cool before draining the tub. The water will also add humidity to contribute to the comfort of your house.
For each degree you set your thermostat above 70 degrees F, you can expect a 3 percent rise in energy cost. For most people, a comfortable setting for the day is 65 degree F. A comfortable setting for night is 55 degree F.
CHECK FOR AIR IN YOUR HOUSE
Walk around the house with a candle in you hand on a cold windy day to see where cold air may be entering around doors and windows.
A HANDY TRICK
Before going out into the cold, rub petroleum jelly into your hands. Then put on your gloves. Hands will stay warm.
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