Stay Warm and Happy During Cold Months

Dec 3, 2019

With cold weather already upon us and the official first day of winter quickly approaching, it’s time to start giving some thought to how we are going to pass the cold months stuck inside our homes for the majority of the time. The first few weeks may not be so bad, but soon enough the winter blahs will set in. Here are some tips from your friends at New Albany Heating and Cooling for keeping the mood upbeat and the atmosphere warm and cozy during the cold weather months:


Create a Cozy Spot Just for You 

Claim your favorite spot in the house as your own and then customize it to your liking. Add a comfy chair, recliner, or even a futon. Pile on fluffy pillows and soft throws. Add a small table to hold your laptop while you watch your favorite movies and sip a mug of hot cocoa or tea. Curl up in your hideaway and enjoy a nap while the freezing wind howls outside.


Use the Time to Get Fit and Healthy 

Instead of going the couch potato route as so many people do while they are cooped up inside during the Winter, do away with the unhealthy snacks, and instead, try out some new, nutritious food options. Eating healthy will not only get you in shape for summertime, but it will also improve your mood and help you to stay healthy throughout the cold and flu season and beyond. Find an exercise program that you can do at home. There are several great fitness shows on the health and wellness channels, or you can pop in a DVD of your favorite workout. Most are designed specifically for workouts right in your living room. Yoga, aerobics, Tai chi, and dancing are all excellent examples of fun ways you can get in shape, give your endorphins a boost, and be your best self when warm weather rolls back around. 


Give your Home a Mini-Makeover 

Pick out one or two areas in your home that could use a makeover. It doesn’t have to be anything extreme – a new area rug, a new piece of furniture, some new wall décor – small touches can give a room an entirely different look. Even rearranging the furniture can give the room a whole new vibe. Enlist the entire family to help and encourage each person to add their own unique touches to the room so that it will truly be a family project that everyone can be proud of. 


Invite Friends for a Sleepover 

No one ever outgrows a good old-fashioned slumber party! Call up your friends and tell them to grab their sleeping bags and their favorite pajamas and head on over for a night of living room floor camping, pizza and popcorn munching, and scary movies. Play a couple of rounds of truth or dare and stay up until the sun comes up. Spending quality time with good friends is a great way to keep everyone smiling and create some fantastic memories. 


Sink into a Relaxing Bubble Bath 

There’s nothing quite like a bubble bath anytime, but when the cold wind is whistling outside your house, but when you fill your bathroom with the soft glow of scented candles, a bubble bath becomes an absolutely amazing experience. Choose your most comfy pajamas and your favorite scented lotion. Have them ready and waiting. Now fill your tub with warm water and luxurious bubbles. Close your eyes, relax, and feel all of the day’s stress leave your body. Gentlemen, we’re talking to you too. You don’t know what you’re missing. Give it a try, and we guarantee you’ll be hooked!


Give Aromatherapy a Try

Aromatherapy has become very popular in the last several years. It has been proven that certain scents have specific effects on mood. Citrus-based scents have been shown to increase alertness and energy, and scents like lavender have proven to have a calming effect. Other scents, such as peppermint and eucalyptus, can actually relieve headaches and nausea. Place a few warmers around your home and add a few drops of essential oil in your favorite scent to each one. Your home will feel even cozier and more inviting with these amazing fragrances filling it. 


Cuddle Up with Your Pets for the Ultimate Warmth and Happiness 

If you have fur babies, you already know how great it feels when they curl up in your lap or snuggle up next to you. There is no greater form of unconditional love than that of a pet, and there is no greater source of warmth than when they snuggle under the blankets with you during nap time or at night! Anytime your mood needs a boost, spend some time playing with your pets, and before you know it, you will be smiling from ear to ear. 


At New Albany Heating and Cooling, we are at your service to help ensure at the time you spend indoors throughout the winter season is warm and comfortable. Contact us to schedule a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system before cold weather digs in its heels. Give us a call at 614-636-5002 or visit us online at  https://newalbanyheatingcooling.comschedule-now/ for your appointment.