No matter how you choose to stay warm and toasty during the cold winter months, natural gas and oil are there to assist. In fact, more than 64 million American homes are heated with natural gas, but natural gas and oil have your back in other ways as well. Here are several ways you can stay warm in the winter that don’t involve your thermostat:

  1. Wear wool blends. If you think wearing wool will just make you itch instead of keeping you warm, think again. Thanks to wool blends made with synthetic fabrics, you can rock wool shirts, socks and pants that will keep your comfortable and warm without any discomfort.
  2. Choose thicker socks. The first step to warming up your body is warming up your feet. Fleece, an insulating fabric made from polyester, will definitely keep your toes toasty.
  3. After baking, leave your oven open. The heat from your oven, which often runs on natural gas, will disperse throughout your kitchen and other nearby rooms.
  4. Enjoy warm beverages. Use an electric kettle, which is powered by natural gas and oil, to make coffee, tea, hot cocoa and other hot beverages that will warm you up.
  5. Use flannel sheets. Often made from synthetic fibers, flannel is warm and cozy on even the coldest of nights.
  6. Use a humidifier. Fueled by natural gas and oil, humid air produced by a humidifier feels much warmer than dry air.
  7. Run your ceiling fan. Strange but true; using your ceiling fan, which runs on natural gas and oil, on a low speed and in a clockwise direction will push warm air down.
  8. Use heating pads to warm your hands and feet. Many heating pads can be easily warmed up in your microwave, powered by natural gas and oil.