I bought my household Onesies more for fun than any other practical reason. These giant baby romper outfits looked like the ideal gifts to make the recipients laugh. Seeing young hipsters in the street wearing a onesie always help put a smile on my face. I thought that the wearer would look back in 10 years at the fashion and cringe that they were part of it.
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Onesie or onesies or simply an adult jumpsuit made for relaxing has helped save my household bills. For the first time I am turning down the thermostat in my house owing to the warm glow of the wearer. Warm clothing has always been a good way to keep warm in your home but no one really wants to be layering up when relaxing indoors.
During the day set the thermostat in my home went down from to 22C the normal setting for the house is 20C
You can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home. By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 for8 hours, you can save 5% to 15% a year on your heating bill — a savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long. Stats from Energy.Gov
Deaths from the Cold
The serious side to being cold in a house is actually quite significant with the over 65s particularly vulnerable to the winters chills.
The NHS state Cold homes have a significant impact on peoples health”
In fact the NHS state Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression
The UK winter of 2012/13) in the UK saw 31,000deaths linked to the cold weather. (NHS figures)
My top 5 tips for getting your house warm
1.) Stop heating loss through walls by preventing unnecessary heat loss from radiators, particularly on those attached to external walls, is to use heat reflective aluminum foil behind the radiator.
2.) Protect your windows – heat loss from windows is significant use thick curtains to act a barrier
3.) Get double glazed – by fixing with special window film if you don’t have the real thing
4. Clear your radiators – Try and avoid placing large pieces of furniture in front of them. At least in the short-term,the sofa you love by the radiator is absorbing heat, says
5.Fill in the gaps – drafts from wooden floor boards to draft from skirting boards and doors can make all the difference
Keeping your body warm
Food is a vital source of energy, which helps to keep your body warm. eating hot meals and drinks naturally warms the body
Keeping active helps generate body warmth so doing some housework is ideal.
At bedtime warm the bed before you get into it. Electric blankets are a good way to get the bed warmed up; hot water bottles are also effective and low cost. see also HM Government guide
Stay warm and look cool with a Onesies
My advice is to stay warm this winter with the ultimate in laid-back lounge wear buy a onesie for everyone in the house keep super warm in this fleecy heaven!
Author Nick Marr is behind the UK,s No.1 For Sale By Owner website The House Shop who help homeowners save money buying and selling homes in the UK