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How to Best Keep Warm During the Winter

Are you someone who tends to get cold easily during the Winter season? Do you avoid the cold air as much as possible by staying indoors to keep warm? There are many people today who tend to get cold faster than others. Those people tend to wear multiple clothing, hats and scarfs and also avoid going outside to get out of the cold weather. These people also tend to run their heaters often which tends to cause the utility bill to skyrocket. Many people who also have young children or elderly in their home are more likely to have higher electricity bills because they have to constantly run their heater to keep the home warm. Certain age ranges are more sensitive to cold weather than others. Therefore, it is critical to continue to keep your home warm as much as possible by finding the best cost effective, energy efficient source possible. 

According to the CDC.gov, from the year 1999 to the year of 2011, there were a total of 16,911 deaths in the United States from hypothermia. Hypothermia is when the body’s temperature severely drops below unsafe temperatures due to exposure of extreme cold temperatures. Cold weather is extremely dangerous to all living beings. Humans especially are more susceptible to become ill or even face death from not protecting themselves from cold weather. Also, elderly and young children have a higher risk of developing hypothermia due to their inability to withstand the cold temperatures. According to Health.nsw.gov, some symptoms to look for include uncontrollable shivering, exhaustion, pale and cold skin, confusion, drowsiness, slowing heart rate, dilated pupils and even coma. 

It is critical that people are aware of how to properly keep warm and keep those they love safe from the harsh effects of the cold weather. There are many different ways to keep your home warm without having to run an expensive electric heater. You can use the fireplace in your home, which is great at keeping your whole home warm. Running an electric heater can get extremely expensive on the pockets. If you’re looking for a more affordable and effective way to heat your home, consider using a firewood alternative. There is now firewood that has been reinvented to burn hotter, made environmentally friendly with less CO2 burning and more affordable than the traditional firewood used to burn in a fireplace. Every year, firewood gets better and better for the environment and safer for the home, which is a big plus. 

Take the time to think about why it is important to keep your home warm for your loved ones. You do not want to risk the health and safety of those you love. In addition, you want to make sure you keep your home warm the most cost-effective way. You can also keep your home warm by making small home improvements to your home such as replacing windows and sealing all cracks and open-door spaces. You can go to your nearest hardware store to buy cheap materials to easily close up those cracks and spaces in your home. Again, take preventative measures to keep your home nice and warm for your family.