5 Tricks to stay warm without consuming too much energy

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Winter is here and it’s colder than ever, so you better plan ahead because storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Here are five easy tricks that could help keep your house warm and safe.

In Lebanon, keeping your house warm can be quite complicated with the recurrent power outages and energy problems.

Add to that, generators and gas are becoming more and more expensive. So here are five tricks you can give to people who do not have such luxuries or that you may use yourself to save energy.

 1- Thick socks

Thick Socks. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Thick Socks. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

There’s really no better way keep your body warm in the winter at home than to wear thick socks. They keep your feet warm even if your house is really cold, and feet play a major role in the body’s temperature given the fact that they are a relatively poorly circulated extremity.

 2- Air sealing

Insulation.
Air Sealing.

Small openings in the corners of your windows facilitate air leaks and allow warm air to quickly escape your house. This makes it really difficult to keep a room warm, especially when it is windy outside.
The solution to this problem is to check your home for small air leaks and seal them off completely.

 3- Hot Water Bottles

Hot water bottles. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Hot water bottles. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Hot water bottles were used regularly by our grand parents until house heating became really common. But these little babies can do wonders when you use them to heat up your bed at night.
In winter, your bed won’t be cosy right at first, so use a hot water bottle right before bed time… it can do wonders.

 4- Share blankets

Afghan Blanket. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Afghan Blanket. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Who doesn’t like cuddling up with his loved ones in front of the TV or the chimney? It is a very effective way to keep warm by sharing your natural body warmth under a thick blanket.

 5- The Oven

Oven. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Oven. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Instead of eating out on a cold winter night, stay home and cook something using your oven. The heat generated by the oven naturally helps warming your house in winter, plus you’ll be saving money!