Heating things up outdoors is an utterly counterintuitive idea given this winter’s wobbles and troubles. Then again, doing so makes us swing this season with swag. This advert from Paul Smith underwear attests to braving the winter by living with it instead of limiting our activities and enjoyment just because the weather is downright terrible.
Freezing temperature have always been a problem for Brits nationwide. School, work and even personal pursuits are immensely affected by this inescapable reality. The best way to get through this season is to ensure that your outdoor-indoor spaces, such as your verandas or patios, are equipped with perfect outdoor heating solutions from among a string of available options.
Let’s face it. No matter how much you try to avoid going out, your days are bound by the life outside your door. The mere task of shovelling snow off your driveway takes a precious chunk of your time in the same manner that tending your garden is more taxing during winter periods. Taking short breaks under your canopies with outdoor heaters allows you to break free from the atrocious winter cold, even for some ten minutes or so. While you may be fully dressed for the winter, the chances of hypothermia deaths totalled to 28,354 –an increase of 25% compared to the previous year.
The cases of hypothermia is most prevalent among pensioners who are faced with the dilemma of choosing between eating or heating. Uneventfully, this nationwide problem is yet to be addressed. Age UK, an advocate group dedicated to caring for the older people, revealed that there will be an estimated 24,000 deaths among elders this winter. Currently, there are about three million older people who are not able to make ends meet. This is three times as many as the statistical number back in 2003. A survey spearheaded by the organization revealed that pensioners opt to save a bit more money for the bills at the expense of keeping themselves warm.
During winter, a surprising mass of cold air seeps inside homes through windows and doors. More often than not, the frames of these air passages are bigger than the actual windows or doors that they house. Indeed, keeping heat during this time is not only a problem of the season but largely a problem of haphazard home improvement projects that are usually done without the aid of seasoned consultation.
Increase, Decrease, Don’t Freeze
The prolonged winter in Britain on top of the rising price of gas by 40% and the 21% increase in electricity contribute to the worsening cases of hypothermia deaths. Given these figures, home improvement solutions like outdoor heating must be energy-efficient and cost-effective, too. Options for combating the wicked winter must be easy to manage and must come with worry-free installation too. The idea of finding out that your heater has given up on you when you need it most is not just disheartening, but can be life-threatening, as well.
While there are a good number of DIY projects that save energy at home that are inarguably beneficial, those that require expertise must be left with those who know it’s nooks and crooks best. The fact that heating eats up a colossal part of the energy pie is a reminder that it must be taken seriously both indoors and outdoors too. It is not something that can be easily calculated let alone, installed and calibrated.
Heat It Up, Hit It Up
So, now we go back to the Paul Smith underwear advert. We do not want to end this piece by dampening the infamous wicked winter spell. We want you to win this, and down this season well. We do not want to see you strip down to your knickers, obviously. What we want to let you see is that with tempering the winter winds, you’d surely be more productive and even perkier when you keep yourself warm all winter. Keep the heating outdoors and indoors in their best shape, and see how winter can get warmer and a bit wilder, too. Heat it up as you hit the high and low notes of the dreaded season of temperature drop!