Keeping yourself warm during winter is incredibly important both when you are outside in the cold weather and also when in your home. One of the easiest ways to ensure that you stay at a nice warm temperature of around 18-21 degrees in your home is to ensure that your heating system is working correctly. It is for this reason that you should have an annual service from Boiler service in Gloucester company and make sure that you book this in plenty of time for the cold weather sneaking in.

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Here are some ways that you can ensure that you keep warm:

  • Wear warm clothing and dress in a number of layers. When you are planning on going out in the cold weather it is best to dress in a number of thin layers rather than wearing one big coat or jumper. This is because the layers actually create more insulation and also allow you to more easily regulate your temperature should you find that you become too hot or cold – you can simply remove one layer or add one as necessary. When you are in your home you should make sure that you still wear slippers or nice warm socks to prevent you from losing heat through the soles of your feet. Our extremities such as our feet and hands tend to feel the cold quicker than the rest of our body and they also allow some of the heat to escape.
  • Preventing draught sin your home is another simply way to help retain the heat inside your property. This may mean using letterbox brushes to prevent the wind from blowing through the opening, using draught excluders along the bottom of the doors and possibly windows if needed as well as using thermal linings on the back of your curtains to keep the heat in.

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  • Watching your alcohol content is important as although drinking alcohol and then going outside in the cold weather makes you feel this is because the blood vessels in your skin expand. But they are in fat drawing blood away from your internal organs and radiating it into your skin. This is why people who have been out for an evening a drunk maybe a little too much don’t notice the cold when they go outside.
  • Staying active during the day will also help keep your body warm naturally and where you can you should make sure that you are not sitting for longer than an hour at a time and should get up and have a walk, even if this is just to the kitchen to make yourself a nice cup of tea and grab a biscuit to go with it.



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