Keeping Warm This Winter
Winter is officially here and having a warm home is crucial to our personal happiness. From accent rugs and thermal curtains, to down comforters and plush electric blankets, there are lots of products to choose from. Only you can decide what combination is the right one for you.
The Cozy Comfort of Down
Down is the light fluffy coating that protects birds from exposure to the outside elements, and it is probably the most popular product used for lightweight, warm blankets, comforters, and pillows. Because down is able to retain just the right degree of warmth for most bodies, it’s considered one of the most perfect products for comfortable bedding.
Down bedding products are manufactured in many qualities and prices vary drastically. Depending on your location, you should choose the weight and density for ultimate comfort. Down and feathers are combined for a less expensive product.
Protect Your Windows with Thermal
Thick curtains are one of the main ways to protect your house from losing heat through the windows. In addition to blocking out harmful ultraviolet light, specialized ThermaLogic Weathermate curtains and thermal curtains can help reduce energy usage throughout the year. If you don’t want to change your curtains, add a simple vinyl shower liner to contain the heat. But remember it’s important to try to use as much natural – and free – heat (in the form of sunlight) as possible. Window shades and curtains should be kept open during the day. Closing your curtains as soon as dusk falls will maximize your house’s potential to retain that heat.
Cover Bare Floors with Accent Rugs or Carpeting
Floors account for as much as 10% of heat loss if they’re not insulated, according to the
National Energy Foundation (NEF). Those with wooden or tile flooring have to deal with heat loss. Rugs and blankets can help mitigate this and have the added bonus of keeping your feet warm. At BedBathHome,we feature Madison Wall-to-Wall Carpeting that easy to install & can be cut to fit for any room. With non-skid backing, the Madison Rug is constructed of 100% soft Olefin Pile which is stain and sunlight resistant.
Choose an Electric Blanket or Mattress Pad
Choosing between a heated blanket and a heated mattress pad is a personal preference. Both are great choices that can reduce your electric bill by allowing you to turn on less heat with settings and timers.
Using an electric blanket or mattress pad on your bed will keep you comfortably warm all night long. You can also use a combination of both. Our Soft Heat Plush Electric Blanket is nicknamed “the world’s best warming blanket. Made of soft fleece, this electric blanket features automatic preheat, hold, and shut off protection. Two colors “Beige” and “Slate Blue” are available in Twin, Full, Queen, and King.
You don’t have to suffer through a winter of cold, chilly nights. With the right products from Altmeyer’s Bed Bath Home, winter could be the best time of the year to hibernate!