Tips for a Cozy Holiday
The holidays will be here before we know it! With cold temperatures outside, you want to make sure your home feels comfortable and inviting for your guests. By now we’ve already taught you the basics: schedule furnace maintenance, seal drafty doors and windows, change the direction of your ceiling fans, replace your filters, etc. But, this holiday season, the experts at Helms Heating & Air want to make sure your family is happy and cozy.
Enjoy super soft coverings like warm and fuzzy socks, slippers, earmuffs, scarves, beanies, and PJ’s. Replace your bed sheets with flannel sheets for the winter months. A weighted blanket may be the perfect solution for insomnia and increasing serotonin levels.
HOT FOOD & DRINKS
Bake some cookies! Not only will you feel warmer from the oven, you’ll also fill your home with some delicious scents! Another way to add some heat and moisture to the cold dry winter air is by cooking soups, stews, and pastas. Don’t forget to finish it off with some hot cocoa, coffee, tea or warm apple cider. It’s the perfect time of year to treat yourself!
BUST A MOVE
Whether you’re playing the Wii with the kids, having a dance party, or doing some push-ups, moving around is a great way to warm up your body. Even if you don’t do a workout, simple things like doing the laundry or cleaning the house are great ways to increase your body temperature. Cozying up with a fuzzy blanket right out of the dryer is the icing on the cake.
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Laughter has been proved to reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, tone your core, trigger endorphins, and increase warmth and wellbeing. Gather your family and friends and play games or enjoy a holiday comedy! Some of our favorites are National Lampoons’ Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, and Elf.
Whether it is with your family, friends, or fur-baby – cuddling literally kills depression, relieves anxiety, strengthens the immune system, and keeps you warm!
Helms Heating & Air Conditioning takes pride in helping homeowners make their homes as safe, comfortable, and efficient as possible. We’ll help you understand exactly what your home needs and recommend solutions that will deliver real results. Give us a call at 704-821-6255 and let us know what we can do to help.
Wishing you a Happy & Cozy Holiday Season!