As we enter winter, temperatures are lower, and it is much colder. When the temperature is lower, it is important that we keep ourselves warm both inside our homes and outside.
You should layer clothing such as hats, gloves, thick socks, and coats. Older children and adults may wear a scarf, too. Adults may wish to try wrapping a scarf around their faces before stepping outside in the cold. This will warm the cold air before it is breathed in and can help to reduce the risk of chest infections.
While inside your home, it is essential to keep rooms warm. The ideal temperature to keep warm is 18 degrees in your bedroom and 21 degrees in the living room. To help manage heating costs, it is recommended only to heat one room at a time, the one being sat or slept in at that time. You should wear layers of clothes in the house as well as outdoors to help you to feel a comfortable temperature.
Night time is when the temperature will be at its lowest. Shutting windows and doors during night time will keep your house warm by blocking out draughts. Try to eat at least one warm meal daily and drink plenty of hot drinks throughout the day to keep your body warm.
If you are an oxygen user, please ensure your oxygen is positioned safely away from fires, log burners, and halogen heaters. Oxygen must be three metres away from these items and 1.5 metres from radiators and central heating.