As human beings, part of our DNA is the gift for complaining. We absolute love it, even if we don’t love what we’re complaining about. Equally important, we love to HEAR ourselves complain to anyone who even pretends to be a rapt audience.
Still, if you find yourself complaining about the same things over and over again, either you’re talking to the wrong people or just aren’t as focused as you should be on fixing the problem.
Take your home heating costs, for example. On average, they were 13% higher last year than the year before, and 10% higher than the 10-year average as reported in March, 2014 by USA Today.
What’s in store for the 2014-15 heating season? While the jury’s still out on that one, why wait for yet another reason to complain when you can start fighting back now. And it all comes down to one thing: if you manage to keep yourself warm, then your whole house will feel warm. And that goes for every member of your family.
- Don’t go barefoot. If your feet are cold, your whole body’s going to fee cold. So wear socks and/or slippers when you’re home but not yet in bed.
- Put on an extra blanket or two. Next to an electric blanket, which aren’t for everyone, the warmest blankets you can cover yourself with are made of wool or down.
- Open your window coverings during the day, and close them at night. Let the sun do its thing to help warm your house up so you won’t need as much heat at night to keep it that way.
- Eat more hot soup. Hot soup raises your body temperature on cold, wintry days.
- Stay active. Just because there’s little if any yard work to tackle this time of year doesn’t mean you can’t find plenty to do indoors. The more active you are, the more energy you’ll generate, and the warmer you’ll feel.
Another great way to keep warm indoors during the winter is to add humidity to the air. Here at Absolute Air, we can install a whole-house humidity control system that will give you year-round humidity control so you’ll feel perfectly comfortable while reducing your heating AND cooling costs. Contact us today for more information or a free new system proposal.