- Make sure NOT to overdue outside. Working in the emergency room I know all to well what happens when people over due outside. Make sure to wear warm layers and do not over exhaust yourself. Did you know when your hands get cold, it causes blood vessels in the heart to constrict and reduce the blood supply to your heart. If you have a heart blockage of 20% ~ that same blockage can be 70% to the constricting walls in the cold weather condition. ALWAYS have on GOOD GLOVES to KEEP YOU HANDS WARM while snow shoveling or working outside during cold weather!!!
- Make sure to check the air in your tires. Yesterday while driving on the expressway - a gentleman pulled up to us motioning my tire was low. I pulled off the expressway and sure enough it was extremely low on air. Dawn added air - THANK YOU to the man that warned us. He saved us from having a flat tire. He gave us a simple Act of Kindness that made a world of difference. It was -25 degrees when he told us - he rolled down his window driving down the road and motioned to us. He went out of his way to make a difference. I came home told my hubby what happened and he explained that my tires are not losing air - the air is becoming denser. Denser air takes up less space making the tire pressure lower. Make sure to check your tires!!!
- In August I purchased Thermal Drapes for every room in our home. I can not stress how much difference the drapes are making at keeping our home warmer. Our home is so much warmer while using less energy. My hubby and are are totally amazed. The down fall is our home is now like a cocoon. With little to no sun shine and high winds we have been keeping the drapes closed. I laugh and tell my hubby this is like a cave. He smiles and says "Yep a warm cave!" Seriously if you have extremely cold temps outside and want to save on energy and keep your home warm - purchase thermal drapes. I purchased mine from SHOPKO - Northcrest brand. They are not that expensive and they look very nice. Add decorative rods and drape rings and you have a classic look.
- My hubby told me to add this helpful hint - Now is a perfect time to do some baking. Wednesday when it was -30 with wind chill - I decided to make some bread. I not only warmed up the kitchen - I put a HUGE smile on hubby's face. He LOVES fresh hot bread!
Do you have a helpful hint on how to stay warm in extreme cold weather?