The long stretch between fall and spring has finally set in. But whether you’re in the southern states dealing with temperamental temperatures that fluctuate between the bitter cold and shorts weather, or in the northern half dealing with winter storms pummeling the east and west coasts, we’re all ready for the dreary days of winter to make way for fresh spring air. While we hunker down and wait for the flowers to bloom and the days to get longer, we have a list of five tips for enjoying your time indoors with the help of your natural gas appliances. Who knows — with the affordability, efficiency and reliability of direct use of natural gas in your home for heating, hot water, cooking and clothes drying, you might even find yourself enjoying the comfort of your warm home for a few more weeks!
Indulge in a warm cup of hot chocolate with your family. Family time is always better with a cup of hot chocolate — especially when it comes with some mini marshmallows on top. Thanks to the efficiency of your natural gas stove, you’ll have the milk boiling in no time and can surprise your loved ones with a very sweet treat during a Sunday afternoon movie marathon.
Ease into your weekend. After a long week of work and other commitments, it can be hard to decompress and relax. With the help of your natural gas fireplace, watch your worries melt away as you sit back with a warm beverage and listen to the fire crackle. This is also a great time to practice some breathing exercises, work on a crossword puzzle or crack open your favorite book.
Let the warmth wash over you. Cold temperatures can be painful and exhausting. If you find yourself outside for long periods of time, watching a sports game, shoveling snow or going on a long walk with your dog, consider taking advantage of your natural gas water heater and enjoy a warm shower that will help you reset and relax. We all deserve a few extra moments to unwind and be present.
Start preparing to spoil your Valentine. Sometimes perfecting a new recipe takes time. Why not get an early start when it’s more enjoyable to be inside? It doesn’t matter if you’re baking red velvet cupcakes or irresistible Italian favorites like lasagna or eggplant parmesan — the even cooking temperature of your natural gas oven helps ensure perfection is just a bake away.
Cross off household tasks on your to-do list. For those who’d rather stay busy than curled up binge watching the latest streaming sensation, we’ve got you covered. Time indoors is also a great opportunity to make progress on your to-do list, and with the help of your natural gas appliances, it’s easier than ever. Piles of laundry to tackle? No problem — the efficiency of your natural gas dryer will have you tucking those clothes into drawers sooner than you think! And, if your floors could use a wash after all of the snow and mud that’s come through the door lately, maybe it’s time for a quick mop. Warm up some soapy water using your natural gas water heater with ease.