If it’s Cold at Home: 10 Simple Tips for Insulation in the Cold

What to do if it’s cold at home in winter: simple tips

  • Adhere to the rule of layering in clothing – wear several pants and jackets, two pairs of socks, and use thermal underwear. Underwear and outerwear should be made of synthetic clothing, as they don’t allow the body to sweat. Cover up with a rug, if necessary.
  • Check the room for cracks and drafts, through which the heat “escapes” from the room. Previously we told you how to insulate windows for the winter.
  • Do not try to keep warm with alcohol. It only creates the illusion of warmth, but in fact, it dilates blood vessels and accelerates the loss of heat. You will only get colder.
  • Remove dust from the radiator and insulate the wall behind the radiator with special screens. This will improve battery heating by 25%. It is also important not to cover the batteries with curtains so that the heat from them enters the room. Previously, we wrote about how to improve battery heating on your own.
  • Do some charging. Just a few squats, push-ups, and abs exercises will warm you up quickly.
    Warming up in the cold can help with hot drinks and food. After a cup of hot tea, you will immediately feel the warmth spreading through your body. If you have an electric stove, you should make tea in a thermos in advance.
  • Use a heating pad for quick warmth. Or if you don’t have a hot water bottle and wrap a towel around it.
  • Open curtains in sunny weather to warm the room a little with natural light. At night, on the contrary, you should close the curtains tightly so that the room does not cool down.
  • Do not try to heat the room with gas objects: stove, speaker, oven, or cylinders. This is very dangerous because it may cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Cover yourself with a plaid or blanket that will keep your body warm. The warmest blankets are those made of wool, down, or absorbent cotton.
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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