Ways to Stay Warm Without Turning Your Heating on This Winter

If your first thought when things turn a little cold is to turn up the central heating thermostat, then you might be looking for other ways to stay warm, having heard about the price hikes we are all facing for our electricity and gas.

The good news is there are many ways that you can keep warm without turning up the heating, which we are happy to share with you.

While managing the chill in your home without solely relying on your central heating, it’s equally important to maintain optimal air quality to ensure a healthy indoor environment. This is where air purifiers come into play, providing an essential service by filtering out pollutants, allergens, and other airborne irritants. By improving the air quality, you can enjoy a fresher and healthier home environment without compromising on comfort.

For top-notch air quality solutions, Wright Mechanical Services stands out by using only the very best air cleaning equipment and proven products. Their professional services include the installation and maintenance of high-performance air purifiers, tailored to fit your specific needs.

By entrusting your home’s air quality to Wright Mechanical Services, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest standard of care, protecting your family’s health while keeping your home warm and comfortable.

Portable heaters

A portable heater can quickly add instant heat to a room. They are portable so you can move them around if you plan to spend any length of time in another room, you don’t have to heat the entire house the whole time.

While a portable heater will still use some electricity, it is often cheaper than cranking up the central heating thermostat. Oil-filled radiators, fan heaters, and ceramic heaters don’t take up much space and can be the perfect way to provide quick top-ups to heating throughout the day or help you feel warm when you come in from work and are waiting for the central heating to kick in.

If you choose a halogen heater, you also have the benefit of a warm glow to look at, which can make you feel warmer instantly, something that doesn’t happen with central heating; the visual aspect can trick you into feeling warmer. It’s a good idea to check out a range of products to ensure you make the right choice, so a supplier such as DK Wholesale that offers a wide range is always a great place to start. 

Electric blankets

Suppose you like nothing more than curling up in bed on a freezing evening to avoid turning on the heating. In that case, you can certainly avoid depending on your heating or going overboard on electrical consumption with an electric blanket, which is a great way to stay warm and snuggly even when you have to get up for the bathroom. 

Electric under blankets will help keep the chills away and are great to rewarm you when you return to bed if you do have to get up for any reason after you have retired to bed. Electrically heated throws and robes are also a great way to stay warm without heating every room in the home and make a great comforter even when your electricity bill isn’t a worry. 

Get physical 

It may sound obvious, but getting up and getting physical is another way to warm up without resorting to upping the central heating. It may be cold outside, but dressing up warm and heading out to the garden for some early spring garden tidying can be a great inexpensive way to warm up. If you don’t have a garden, going for a walk is a great alternative. Being physically active, even if it’s just a gentle stroll, is excellent for your mental and physical health, and it can certainly stop you from needing to up the heating at home to stay warm. If it’s not nice enough to go outside, turn on some music and dance, or tackle the hoovering, as moving about will help you stay warm. 

Some other quick tips to help include dressing in layers to retain warmth in your body and is better than one thick layer for heat maintenance, wearing cosy slippers or thick socks, even a woolly hat can help you stay warm when the room around you is cold. Use your oven for cooking, and then leave the door open so that the warmth heats your kitchen and while you are there, make a flask of soup or hot drink to have later too.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.