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Temperatures are dropping while electricity bills are sky rocketing. Whether you feel like cutting heating bills down or curbing carbon dioxide emissions, there are multiple and affordable ways to keep warm and cosy this winter.

Snuggling inside a nice blanket, wearing thick socks and nibbling on comfort foods is my favourite way to spend winter, but is surely not the healthiest. You may as well get your bones moving. Exercise is a sure way of increasing body temperature, though I agree it might be difficult to get moving at first. After all, it is freezing.




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Closing all windows and doors tightly will help keep the heat in and the cold out. Seal the sills with a thick piece of cloth/old towel. Unused rooms should be kept closed.

Using appropriate window coverings, such as light window curtains for windows facing the sun, to let in as much heat as possible to keep the house warm. For windows not facing the sun, it is best to use shutters and heavy draperies to keep the heat inside.



winter sun
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In bedrooms, instead of heating up the whole room, use an electric blanket or better still, put a hot water bottle with a wool or fleece cover in your bed to keep it warm at night. Also, carpets and rugs in bedrooms are not only aesthetically pleasing, but do a very good job of insulating them.



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Vegetated roofs also provide good insulation during winter. So, why not start planting on your roof tops?

Last but not least, the best way to keep yourself warm is to wear several layers of clothes, even inside the comfort of your house. Heat produced by the body is trapped between the layers for maximum thermal comfort. They not only reduce heat loss, but also act as a barrier against cold air.



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So, next time you feel like turning on your heater, why not try these simple tricks to contribute to making a better environment for tomorrow and to cut the cost of your electricity bill?

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