Heat Things Up for Valentine’s Day | Heating Tips
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day to show your loved ones you care. In fact, a survey of over 3,000 couples revealed that people who spent more money on rings and wedding ceremonies were more likely to split up.
This Valentine’s Day is expected to be cold and rainy. To express your warm feelings toward your loved ones, here are 5 ideas for heating things up inside.
Warm, Cozy Tips for Valentine’s Day
1. Cook a Warm, Romantic Meal
If you like to cook (or even if you don’t), a great way to warm the heart is by cooking a nice warm meal. Not only is a Chicken with Lemon Potatoes meal delicious, it will also help heat up your home, saving on your energy bills. The scent of a fresh, home-cooked meal is sure to bring loving smiles to your whole household.
When the chicken is done, turn the oven off and leave the oven door open to allow heat to flow into your home. Remember though, never use your oven to heat the home!
Consider making a soup as well. The simmering soup will not only raise your body’s core temperature, but will also add some moisture to the air, helping with the dry winter weather. Just make sure you save room for desert!
2. Candles, Cuddles, and Cocoa
One of the best things you can do on Valentine’s Day is cuddle on the sofa, enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa. Get your most comfortable blanket and pop a movie in. You can help set the mood by lighting some candles as well. Just make sure you are following candle safety tips.
If movies aren’t your thing, you can try creating a cozy fort! Channel your inner child and construct your fort out of pillows, blankets, and chairs (or other furniture). Grab your iPad, favorite board game, or romance novel and enjoy your time indoors.
3. Steaming Up the Bathroom
A romantic hot bath is a good idea on any day of the year, but particularly on Valentine’s Day. Steam things up by filling your bathtub with hot water, lining the edges with romantic (flameless) candles, and preparing the champaign or wine. If the water is still hot when you are done, wait until it is warm to drain it. The hot water works as a natural humidifier for your home.
Your furnace does a great job of adding heat to the air, but it also contributes to dry air problems. Things like taking a hot bath are great for many reason, especially for breathing and health. The effects of various respiratory infections, bacteria, viruses, and asthma are reduced in higher humidity environments. Who feels sexy when they are having trouble breathing?
4. Heating Up the Bedroom
Electric heating pads and hot water bottles aren’t just for “old people.” Put your heating pad or hot water bottle in between your sheets an hour before going to bed to ensure a warm bed for sleeping.
Also, make sure that none of your heating vents are blocked. You may have to look behind furniture to ensure your getting the warmth from your heating system. Give your furnace some love too by changing the air filter to make sure that your furnace doesn’t breakdown during your cuddle session. The air will be cleaner too.
5. Light a Campfire or Fireplace
If the weather permits, bring a blanket, some hot cocoa, and ingredients to make s’mores outside and make a campfire. If it is too cold or wet outside, bring the fire inside to your fireplace. Just remember heating and fireplace safety.
More Heating Tips for a Warm, Cozy Home
- Keep your heating and cooling system in tip-top shape by scheduling professional maintenance twice a year.
- Sign up for a home maintenance plan to lower energy costs and increase equipment performance and lifespan.
- Make sure all vents and registers are unblocked.
- Seal and insulate your home, especially your windows and doors. You can test for air leaks by holding up an incense stick, candle, or thin piee of toilet paper to areas where you suspect a leak.
- Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan to help push the rising heat down to the living areas. The black switch on the side of your ceiling fan base switches the blade direction.
- Install a programmable thermostat and know how to use it.
- Change air filters every 30-90 days. Learn which air filter is best for your home here.
For more heating and energy-saving , read our other blogs:
- How to Seal Air Leaks
- Furnace Noises and What They Mean
- Heat Pump or Furnace? | Hybrid Heating Systems
- Proper Programmable Thermostat Operation
- What to Know About Your Gas Furnace
- Furnace Tune-Up Checklist
- Outdoor Home Maintenance Checklist
- Central Heating Troubleshooting | How to Restore Heat
- Heating, Plumbing, and Cooking Tips
- Winterization Tips to Stay Warm and Save Money
- Why You Shouldn’t Block HVAC Air Vents and Registers
- Sealing Air Leaks to Keep Heat In and Cold Out
❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️
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