It’s December, and that means short days and cold nights and as the wind rises and the rain lashes at the window we simply turn up the thermostat and haul out the winter tog duvets.
Age UK say the ideal temperature is 64°F (18°C) for your bedroom and 70°F (21°C) for your living room. Remaining warm both inside and outside your home and eating and drinking well can help reduce the risk of serious health problems whatever your age. The current Public Health recommendations are to stay at a comfortable temperature of 18°C or above.
As we get older it takes longer to warm up which can be bad for our health. The cold thickens blood and increases blood pressure, and breathing in cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.
But what do you do if you or your family are poorly and worried about the cost of heating or if your boiler is older than or as old as you are? Continue reading