07 Jan How Does Staying Warm Boost Mental Health?
Who wouldn’t want to come home to a warm home in the winter months? A home is a safe space where comfort is key whilst bringing people together to enjoy time together.
People often rely on the feeling of warmth and cosiness to enjoy the colder months with friends and family at home. People find their moods dropping with their homes are colder feeling demotivating, increased tiredness, and unproductive.
Scientists have proved that the sensation of being warm encourages a mood boost while proving positive effects on mental health. Studies conducted in America have shown that just increasing your heating by 1 degree can drastically improve mental health.
Warm Home Discount Scheme
The warm home discount scheme is run by the government providing families with a lower income, discounts off of electricity and gas bills.
You can qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme if you get the guarantee credit element of pension credit or have a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme this is always called the boarder group.
There are different ways in which you apply for this grant depending on your circumstances. Either you would contact your electricity company to find out how much of a discount you’re eligible for or there is an application form on the government’s website.
How can we help you improve your winter months?
As mentioned in our previous blogs ‘How do I stay warm this winter while saving money?’ we can install smart home technology saving you both time and money making it a convenient and affordable way for you. Smart home technology can be pre-scheduled to come on and off at certain times throughout the day meaning you don’t have to worry about having a warm home to come back to!
Another affordable way to stay warm this winter that we can help with is purchasing thermostatic radiator valves (TRV). TRV’s regulate temperature and evenly disperses heat throughout the radiator. Homeowners can then accordingly adjust the temperature from room to room easily by the use of a valve.
Why would a new boiler benefit you this winter?
Feeling warm in winter is an essential part of people feeling happy and joyous to stay positive in the colder months.
An effective home heating system installed and designed by Haven Home Solutions will allow you to heat your home quickly and efficiently keeping you and your family warm this festive period allowing you to enjoy your together boosting everyone’s mood and mental health after the tricky year everyone has faced.