Ways To Stay Warm This Winter Without Turning Up the Heat

Ways To Stay Warm This Winter Without Turning Up the Heat

Inflation and energy costs are on the rise, which can make for a difficult winter for many people. We have to heat our homes, but we also have to stay aware of our finances. While you’ll have to use heat no matter what here in Illinois, there are ways to stay warm this winter without turning up the heat too high. Keep reading to learn how to stay warm while saving money.

Hot Food and Drink

While iced coffee and no-bake desserts are deliciously cool in the summer, warm soup and hot tea are perfect in the winter. Cook using your stove and oven as much as you can in the winter, both to create hot food and drinks that will warm you from the inside out and heat up your kitchen.

While you shouldn’t use a natural gas oven as a heat source by itself, the radiant heat from using it will still help your home feel cozier. If you normally don’t use your oven much, this is the time to try new recipes and learn how to bake. The warm treats will taste great, and the warm kitchen will become your favorite place in the house.

Natural Solutions

Heat naturally rises, and humid air naturally feels warmer. Use both natural heat solutions to your advantage and spend more time upstairs during colder months. If you don’t have a second floor to escape to or have to stay on lower floors for other reasons, plug in a humidifier. As we mentioned above, humid air feels warmer even if it’s not, so adding humidity to the room will help you feel warmer.

Extra Layers

One of the best ways to stay warm this winter without turning up the heat is to add extra layers. Wear socks and a hat—even inside—since a lot of body heat escapes through your feet and head. Add a sweatshirt over your sweater or wrap up in a quilt. A lot of popular quilting materials are great at keeping people warm, making quilts a tried and true winter classic.

Staying warm in the winter is always a challenge here in Illinois, but with rising inflation and energy costs, it will be more of a challenge this year. These solutions can help you save money and stay warm until spring.

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.