Winters create a pleasant environment and bring quality family time at home. Staying indoors is the best thing to do during chilly winters. Keeping the house warm especially when your property is in the hilly area is important. For instance, most houses have heaters however; you need to have few backups in case of power failures where heaters would fail to work too.
Let the heat arrive in your house during the daytime when the sun is up. Let the sunlight reach every corner throughout the day before it gets dark. It helps to keep the rooms warm enough rather using heaters throughout. Keeping the windows and curtains open during afternoons will bring enough warmth to your rooms.
Rearrange the furniture and give a makeover to your room during winters. Move your sofa close to your fireplace and let the hot air keep you warm throughout the night. You may even keep the washed clothes near your fireplace so that they dry up soon.
Have you heard about hot water bed? You can choose between manual or electric water beds. These are not too expensive to buy and you may check few online too. The cost and maintenance of these beds are cheaper compared to room heaters and wood logs for fireplace. These are also long term one time investment if you are careful to use and maintain those.
If your boiler has accompanied you for more than 10 years, it is time to upgrade it with a new one. It is likely that old boiler consumes more energy and produce less heat due to wear and tear of parts with time. New boilers come with new machinery and parts and so these consume less power giving more output.
Get lots of rugs at home and spread it instead of normal mats. Rugs not only bring style and new look to your home but also help to keep the chilly flooring warm. Fortunately, there are oodles of varieties of rugs available online. Pick those that match the interiors of your house and fall within the budget at the same time.
Lastly, keep yourself healthy by eating good meals that keep your body temperature in balance.