5 Ways to Stay Warm in Winter Without Turning up the Heat (+Giveaway)

Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

Did you know turning down your thermostat a few degrees, for 8 hours a day, you can save over 10% a year on your heating costs? Easier said than done. If you’re from Canada, you know how tough our winters can be. It’s freezing, dark and windy 6 months of the year, and it leaves you dreaming of tropical locations. Considering I’m cold all the time, and my ideal temperature in the home is roughly 26 degrees, I’m always looking for ways to stay warm. If you’re looking to stay warm, or at least maintain a comfortable temperature in your home without turning up the heat, there’s several things you can do.
Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

Let’s start with a free option, let the sun in. Stop wasting energy and take advantage of the sun when you can. Open the window shades whenever the sun is hitting the house, to benefit the rays. Allow the warmth to circulate throughout the entire house. Make sure to close the shades and invest in thick curtains, when it begins to get dark, to help prevent the heat from escaping quickly.
Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

Get out as many throws as you can. There’s nothing more inviting than a toasty warm throw on a cold winter night. Not only does this help to keep you warm and cozy, it’s a great accent piece to add to your sofa. If you’re reluctant to run up your power bill with a space heater, you can still escape the chill by investing in a heated throw.

Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

If you’re looking for the most luxurious, soft, incredibly warm throw, wrap yourself up in the feeling of lush fur with this elegant Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw. Not only does it bring a little warmth to your home, it provides an element of luxury and glam to your space. Although this grey and white, 100% polyester throw is only faux fur, it feels like a silky soft chinchilla. I almost forget how cold it is outside when I’m cuddled up in this throw. Thanks to the three heat settings, I can easily adjust the temperature to my liking. On top of keeping me snuggly warm, the heat it provides helps to comfort and soothe my sore achy bones and muscles. The warmth immediately sends me off to never-Neverland, but thanks to its automatic 3-hour shutoff switch, I never worry about falling asleep without turning it off.
Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

This Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw is large enough to wrap my entire body in, but is also roomy enough to share with Derek. Since it’s machine washable and dryer safe, we feel comfortable enough sharing a glass of wine and popcorn without the fear of spilling or making a mess. I promise you no one would ever know this is a heated throw, it’s so soft and fluffy, I have yet to feel the actual heat source or wires. This is the perfect item to help add a touch of glam, luxury and comfort to your living space. It also comes with a 5-year warranty in 3 different rich and beautiful colours. It’s available at sunbeam.ca, Walmart, Canadian Tire and Sears for $79.99-$89.99.
Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

Once you’re snuggled up on the sofa in your heated throw, sip on something hot. Drinking warm beverages throughout the winter months will instantly raise your body temperature. A hot cup of coco or tea will not only warm up your hands, but your insides as well. It raises your core body temperature, which will help to keep you warmer longer.
Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

Cover bare floors or hardwood with area rugs. There’s nothing more unpleasant than setting your bare feet down on a freezing cold floor. Try adding a few area rugs to the most used rooms in your home. Not only does this help to add another layer of insulation to your home, it helps tie together the room. It helps to trap the cool air underneath so it can’t creep up and cool the entire room. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to wear thick, chunky socks or slippers, your feet will thank you.
Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

If you have a programmable thermostat, use it. Don’t have one, the cool winter months might be the perfect time to invest in one. Try not to manually adjust it throughout the day, instead, set it to comfortable settings and forget about it. If set properly, it will help to ensure your heating system isn’t operating at full-capacity when no one is home. 20° C is ideal when you’re resting at home, 18° C when no one is home, and 16° C to 17° C while you’re sleeping.
Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw

And the winner of this  Sunbeam Faux Fur Heated Throw is……. Donna Vitan

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22 Comments

  1. Such a great contest, as that person who always needs 3 blankets, thanks for having it.

  2. Beautiful throw :) keep me and Beannie warm all night long

  3. I love Sunbeam heated trow. My daughter gave one to my husband for Christmas. He always put that on the couch and we open it for the dogs!

  4. Omgosh this would be awesome for an older lady like me Having leg circulation & feet probs this sounds like a dream for me :)

  5. looks so wonderfully cozy!!

  6. j’adore les couverture électrique j’en ai 2 et je les utilise à tous les jours! merci Sunbeam

  7. Good to know that I have my thermostat properly set :) Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway!

  8. I’m always cold! This has my name written all over it!

  9. thank you, my wife would really love this!

  10. That looks incredibly comfortable! Love the colours of your photos, all grey and pink! Really pretty!

  11. TY for the chance

  12. Love to snuggle up on the sofa with a heated throw and warm up my healing fractured leg. This Sunbeam Faux Fur heated throw looks so so soft & luxurious that I could keep it wrapped around me for hours. These are nothing like the old fashioned type of heated blankets, love the new styles & fabrics.

    Thanks CanadianFashionista for the chance to win one.

  13. Just fell in love with your couch as well as this heated throw!

  14. Thanks for the chance!

  15. Entered. So soft looking.

  16. Looks so soft!

  17. makes me want to crawl back into bed, but wait, I need this first, thanks so much awesome, glad I stubbled across your page…

  18. Right now I have a head cold (sneezing and sore throat) but I’m also menopausal, so I’m not sure if I’m hot/cold cus I’m sick or cus I’m menopausal LOL

  19. love being warm and cozy, so nice

  20. All you need is that throw.

  21. Oh I need this in my life babe! I actually have a mini red Sunbeam heater in my room that’s so old now! This heated blankie would make a nice warm addition!

    love,

    ML

    p.s. As always, rocking the PJ look and any look for that matter! =)

  22. thanks for the chance !!

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