It seems that the words “energy efficiency“ are all the buzz these days and for good reason. With rising costs of petrol, electricity and other forms of furl that keep us moving and warm, it’s often hard to keep out the chill without spending wildly on monthly bills.
But we don’t want to jeopardise our kids’ comfort for the sake of our heating budget, so what’s a mum to do?
Staying Cosy and Warm
While we may have our thermostats set at a certain temperature to keep our heating costs under control, we can still snuggle up with the kids when we’re at home to help us all stay warm. Make sure there are plenty of warm, cosy blankets around the house, especially near the TV and in other areas where you like to relax.
It’s Your Feet – Not Your Head
In the distant past, did your mum tell you that you lost almost half your body heat through your head? Although wearing a hat will keep you warm, an American military manual once claimed that 40 to 45% of heat is lost through our heads – but this is simply not true. It was the British Medical Journal that revealed the truth when they revisited the subject and found heat loss through our heads was closer to 7% rather than the previous claim.
It’s your feet that really retain the heat. Think of it this way, when you’re hot in the summertime and lying in bed, how do you usually cool off? Most people stick their feet out of the blanket for a sense of reduced temperature. For a warmer feeling in the winter months, be sure to wear thick socks and fuzzy slippers when you’re indoors – and that goes for the youngsters too.
For more ways of saving money and keeping warm, be sure to check out this infographic, “How To Stay Warm In The Winter (Without Freezing Your Wallet).” You and your kids will be cosier and you’ll have more pounds to spend in your purse.