Extra cold temperatures are on the way; here are tips to stay warm

Ways to keep warm in the sub-zero cold

CLEVELAND - It's something most are used to: Cleveland's cold weather. But when the temperatures hit the single and negative digits, there are things even the most seasoned Clevelanders can do to stay warm. Here are 22 tips we found online that may help keep you warm and even save on your heating costs:

  • Dress in layers
  • Wear wool
  • Wear thicker socks or slippers
  • Leave the oven open after you bake
  • Eat soup and other warm meals
  • Drink warm beverages
  • Open curtains and blinds during the day to let the sun in
  • Close curtains and blinds at night to keep out the cold
  • Pile extra blankets on your bed
  • Switch to flannel sheets and a down comforter
  • Snuggle up in a blanket whenever you're sitting down
  • Do something active (clean the house, exercise, etc.)
  • Wear a hat to prevent heat loss
  • Use a humidifier. Humid air feels warmer
  • Don't run the bathroom fan after you shower; the humidity will make the house feel warmer
  • Shut bathroom fans off as quickly as possible to prevent heat loss
  • Run ceiling fans in reverse to push warm air back down to the ground
  • Put on clothes as soon as they come out of the dryer
  • Use rugs on bare floors
  • Block drafts with weather stripping, rolled up towels or homemade draftstoppers
  • Keep your fireplace flue closed when you don't have a fire to prevent unnecessary heat loss
  • Make sure heat vents, registers and radiators are free of obstructions. If they're covered with furniture, the warm air won't reach you – even though you've paid for it
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