Heat is one of the biggest energy wasters in the home. Conserving heat and
resisting the urge to turn the heat up are therefore prime green living goals.
As such, here are a few tips to help you stay warm in the colder months while
continuing to support green living. Article originally published on GreenerLivingGuide.com
Wearing appropriate clothing helps you brave the cold and practice green
living. Choose long pants, long sleeves, and dress in layers. Don’t forget to
keep something (socks, slippers, shoes) on your feet. And if you really want to
stay warm and practice green living, wear a hat. Your mother always used to say
that heat is lost through your head, and it turns out she was right!
For greater green living, make sure your house and windows are well
insulated. If your windows are really drafty and you’re not ready to replace
them, try buying plastic insulation designed to put over your windows for better
Close the shades or curtains to keep the heat in. This will add even better
insulation against the cold outside, wasting less heat in support of green
living. Of course, you may want to let in some sunlight during the day or risk
Cook or bake hot food! Eating hot food, and even more turning on the oven in
the first place, will make you warmer. Why not sit in the kitchen and read while
you’re cooking? Of course, for green living you should not turn the oven on just
for heat which is not at all efficient. If you’re planning to cook dinner anyway
though, why not revel in the heat?
Hydrate your body with herbal tea instead of ice water. Practice green
living by staying warm from the inside out.
Close the door quickly when going in or out of the house. Keep that heat
where it belongs, furthering green living.
Be active. Dance around or use the stair stepper to get your heart rate and
metabolism going. Let your own body contribute more heat.
Get up close and personal. For a fun means toward green living, grab your
spouse, significant other, kids, best friend, or pet and curl up together on the
couch under a blanket. What better way is there to stay warm?
Close the doors to any rooms you are not using, and close the vents which
deliver heat to those rooms, to support green living. Of course, be careful not
to allow stored food, beauty products, or pipes to get too cold.
So cozy up with some great eco-freindly gear from Branch Out and enjoy the cooler weather!