In recent years the cost of living has increased, meaning that many are faced with higher prices. One of the largest price increases has been energy, meaning that it is increasingly expensive to heat your home. Luckily there are methods that you can use to minimise costs and stay warm at the same time.
Wearing multiple layers of clothing in winter can be a great way to keep warm, if you find yourself getting too warm you can easily take a layer off to cool down. Ensuring that you are wearing appropriate legwear is also important. For maximum comfort whilst at home you could consider wearing heavyweight tracksuits, as the material used to make tracksuits helps keep you warm. You can also consider wearing thermal clothing as part of your layering, thermal clothing helps your body maintain heat because thermal clothing tends to fit your body tighter than conventional clothing which reduces airflow. Thermal clothing is also often made of materials that are good at maintaining heat.
Keep Your House Warm
There are several ways to keep your house warm whilst minimising the costs including:
- Thermal Curtains: Thermal curtains help reduce heat transfer between your window and the rooms within your house, you can consider leaving thermal curtains closed in rooms in your house that you are not currently using. At night you should ensure that your curtains are closed to reduce heat loss.
- Insulate Your Floor With Rugs Or Carpets: Installing carpets on hardwood floors or putting rugs down can help reduce heat loss. While hot air naturally rises, cold air drops instead. This means that insulating your flooring can be a smart way to reduce the amount of heat your house loses.
- Install Double Or Triple Glazing Windows: Double-glazing windows work because of a gap of air in between the double glazing. This air gap is an example of an air vacuum, air vacuums are good insulators against heat transfer; meaning that getting windows that have higher glazing helps maintain heat within your home. If you have a newbuild house your windows are likely at least double-glazed, but it is still worth looking into the long-term energy-saving benefits of triple-glazing windows.
Get Help With Your Energy Bill
You may be entitled to help from the government if you are a recipient of benefits including Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Pension Credit, Disability Allowance or support for mortgage interest. This can help you afford to put the heating on when the weather gets particularly cold. For the 2023/24 period, those who were born before 24 September 1957 can receive the winter fuel payment, which is an annual tax-free payment to households with an older person living there.
There are many things you can do to stay warm this winter, but ensuring that you are wearing adequate clothing is among the most important considerations you can make. While ensuring that your home is warm is important, you should also wear luxury streetwear that is suitable for cold and unpredictable weather that occurs during winter.