Chances are that you’ve already been unexpectedly caught in the cold once or twice this season. Rushing out of the house without a jacket can often result in your teeth chattering within the hour. While East London winter is not excessively cold, it can still sneak up on you. If you haven’t prepared yet, there is still time! Here are a few tips on how to stay warm this winter.

Where Is That Heat Coming From?

Increasing in popularity, a wall panel heater is perfect for keeping smaller areas warm. There are so many benefits to wall heaters. Without compromising floor space, these heating units are mounted directly to the wall and generate a good amount of heat. They are easily installed and replaced, making them a cost-effective way to keep the cold at bay.

Air Conditioners Dual Purpose

Many of us associate air conditioners with cold air and summer days. Air conditioners are, however, just as effective in their job when keeping us warm during the winter, as they are at keeping us cool in the summer. With the right system and responsible use, an air conditioner is an easy way to keep your family warm and happy.

Go Gas

Electrical appliances keep things running smoothly and generally make life easier- until there’s load shedding. While electricity seems to be the most popular choice, it is always a good idea to have a back-up plan.

A portable gas heater is a great solution to this problem. Not only it is unaffected by Eskom, but it is a great generator of heat and can easily be moved around the house to the location it is most needed.

Flaming Glory

The most cost-effective way to keep warm this winter might just be the simplest way. A fire is not only a source of warmth but as we South Africans know, can also be used for cooking.

Cooking dinner while your family keeps warm around the coals just feels right. A well-positioned fireplace is also able to heat up your home with nothing more than some wood and a match. No matter the occasion, a fire will do the trick.

Layers Layers Layers

When it is cold, our body does its best to protect our internal organs by keeping them warm. This often means that heat is drawn away from our limbs, to our core. Layering your clothes will help to keep your core warm and, therefore, your extremities too.

A beanie covering your head and ears, layers of clothing and socks to keep your feet warm can keep you warm when nothing else is available.

Winter is around the corner, but there is still time to prepare! For all of your electrical warming devices, give us at 082 924 4775 to help keep the cold out.