The struggle for the thermostat begins when the leaves change color. One member of the family wants to turn up the heat immediately, while another wants to save money by waiting until November 1st.
Without expending power, you can remove part of the tension from this confrontation. Here’s how you light up your home:
1. End up making your house feel warm and inviting
People must be able to live and work in areas that are dry and temperate. As a result, architects create a barrier known as a building envelope around these “conditioned” zones. Even so, there are several things you can do to keep the heat in and the cold out.
Check your ventilation first: Clear away any dust or obstacles by opening any vents. A comfortable temperature can be achieved by allowing free airflow. Don’t forget about your cold air returns in homes with central heating: the vents that are normally located at the baseboard level on your wall. They’re made to allow cold air to escape, making the space warmer.
Blinds and curtains, when it comes to windows, can be strategically placed. To begin, determine which side of your house receives sunlight and which is shaded.
During the day, open the windows on the sunny side to let light and heat in, and close the curtains on the shady side to keep the cold out. Lock all windows at night to keep the heat in or do furnace or home heating (whatever works best).
2. Warm up your entire body
Naturally, as the temperature decreases, you may find yourself shivering even in a well-insulated home.
It’s important to note that feeling cold has nothing to do with losing heat; your body’s core temperature can be maintained for up to an hour. It’s a matter of personal preference, which is more difficult to regulate.
For example, most companies use an algorithm that believes everyone is a middle-aged guy to heat and cool the facility, causing some individuals to wear shorts in January while others layer on sweaters.
Similarly, remember to cover as much of your top layer of skin as possible—wearing a lot of sweaters won’t keep you from shivering if your bare feet come into contact with a cold floor. Even if it’s tempting to borrow under a blanket, you should keep yourself gently active by strolling around the home at frequent intervals. This will increase your body heat and fool your brain into thinking you’re warmer.
Making a delicious hot drink is also a good method to stay warm. Although this has little effect on your body temperature, your mouth is one of the most sensitive areas. It’s possible that the war over the thermostat will never end.
You’ll have a warmer body and consequently a cooler head if you have a warm house and a few garments on. Furthermore, if you become overheated, you can swiftly remove some of the clothing. Layering also relates to blankets, so make sure you have plenty of them on your bed.