Stay Warm and Happy During Cold Months

Dec 3, 2019 | Furnace, Heating, Winter

With the official arrival of Winter just about a month away, it’s time to start thinking about how we are going to spend the coming cold weather months since most of us will be indoors more often than not. Being inside for extended periods of time can get pretty boring. We here at Xenia Heating and Air have some suggestions to ensure that you and your family will be warm and happy in your home throughout the coming cold weather season:


Start a Redecorating Project 

Choose a couple of rooms in your home that could use a makeover, and spend some time updating your home’s appearance. Have everyone add their own personalized touches to the room to make it really special. If you don’t want to go all out with painting or new flooring, consider a few new pieces of furniture, some new prints for the wall, and a new decorative area rug. The final results will bring a smile to everyone’s face and will give your family a “new” place to hang out in your home. 

Use the Time to Get Yourself and Your Family Healthy 

One of the most popular wintertime activities for many people is to disappear into their homes and not emerge again until warm weather returns. While this is entirely understandable and can be quite relaxing, this type of hibernation often goes hand in hand with a diet filled with unhealthy junk food lasting throughout the season. Rather than go that route, why not use this time to introduce your family to new foods, healthy recipes, and eating plans that will give everyone energy and provide the nutrition your bodies need? Take part in healthy activities such as yoga and meditation. You don’t have to make a trip to the gym every day to get into shape. Proper nutrition – especially during the colder months – is important to keep the body in good working and the mind sharp and alert. 

Create a Special Place Just for You

Choose your favorite spot in your home and turn it into a comfortable, relaxing space that is all your own. Include a day bed or futon with lots of fluffy pillows and soft, warm blankets. Include a few of your favorite books nearby and a stand for your laptop so that you can enjoy movies as you sip a cup of hot tea or a mug of cocoa. 

Get your Friends Together for a Slumber Party 

Slumber parties aren’t just for kids! Get together with a bunch of friends and turn your living room into a campground. Have everyone bring their sleeping bags and their favorite pajamas and enjoy a night filled with popcorn, pizza, and scary movies. Play a couple of rounds of Truth or Dare and tell ghost stories until the sun comes up.  

Enjoy a Relaxing Bubble Bath 

Place some of your favorite candles around the bathroom, dim the lights, and lose yourself in a warm bubble bath filled with fragrant bath salts and tons of bubbles. Let your mind relax and forget everything, except how wonderful the warm water feels. Wrap yourself in a thick, soft bath towel and then slip into your most comfy pajamas. Few things will make you feel as relaxed and happy as a nice soak in a bubble bath. And gentlemen, we’re looking at you too! Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! You fellas need to relax and unwind too. 

Use Aromatherapy to Brighten Everyone’s Mood

Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils containing natural plant extracts to create an atmosphere of relaxation or upbeat energy in your home. Some scents promote relaxation and have a calming effect; others are used to create a more energetic vibe. Still others can help to relieve conditions such as headaches, allergies, and sinus issues. Aromatherapy can be achieved by placing diffusers throughout your home and adding a few drops of essential oils to each one or by using wax melts placed in decorative warmers. Whatever method you choose, the pleasant smells drifting through your home will brighten everyone’s day and create a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere. 

Stay Warm and Happy Courtesy of your Fur Babies 

Those of us with pets already know how much fun it is to spend time playing with them and giving them lots of love and attention. There are a few things that make us feel quite as good as when our pets snuggle up to us to let us know how much they love us too. And there is no better way to stay warm through the cold winter months than to cuddle up with your pets every chance you get. No blanket, no matter how soft and inviting, can compare to the amazing feeling of your pet curled up in your lap or stretched out beside you, keeping you warm and showing you love. 


Of course, you want to stay warm throughout the winter season by ensuring that your furnace is in perfect working order. Contact Xenia Heating and Air at 937-708-8451 or visit us on the web at to set up your appointment for a professional inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system before severe winter weather arrives. Our staff of fully trained professional HVAC technicians are at your service to meet all of your home’s heating and cooling needs.