Winters all over the globe are getting harsher and colder. More snow and rain does mean that we are turning up our thermostats for longer and up to higher temperatures just to keep our homes and businesses comfortable. We are buying more logs for our wood burners and generally doing all we can to keep warm through the winter months that we now know will get more extreme weather and generally be less comfortable than in recent years.
With the cost of living seemingly forever increasing and our salaries remaining pretty stagnant, we have to make do more and more in our daily lives. Unfortunately, keeping our buildings at safe temperatures is not something we can compromise on easily. Of course we can wear more clothes indoors and leave the heating off just a little longer but for those who live in the coldest areas of our country that is not sufficient.
Global Warming the Hearts of Energy Suppliers
Global warming is misnamed. Most people seem to think that global temperatures are going witness a uniform rise in global temperature making our summers scorching and winters mild. This is not truly the case. Climate change modelling has predicted precisely what we are seeing: more extreme weather all over the globe. Winters will get colder, often drier with more blizzards. Summers are getting hotter and drier, though in some cases some areas will see more rain (witness the now routine summer floods in the UK).
Yet despite this need to reduce our emissions, we are facing a global energy crisis. The cost of living is going up; including fuel and this adds extra costs to those who supply our daily necessities such as food. The price of natural gas, domestic oil and electricity are increasing and this is very burdensome to families. This burden is particularly felt at this time of year because of the increased energy we need: it is darker in the evenings so we have our lights on for longer and it is colder so we are compelled to heat our homes. And doesn’t it always feel that the inflation busting tariffs of energy suppliers always seem to come into effect just before we start to notice a serious drop in the temperatures?
How to Turn Ice into Water
Thankfully, the harshest temperatures of winter only last a few months. Soon the pleasant warmth of spring will be in the air and it will be full of the positivity of new life. The days will get longer so the thermostat will go down, it will off for longer and our lighting will be used less and less as we head toward summer.
Unfortunately, you can’t make spring come early but there is a way to reduce the burden of winter energy costs. Strictly a short-term solution, there are payday loans available that can help you meet the increased cost of winter on a short-term basis. Specifically designed to be paid back within a very short time frame (usually a couple of weeks – hence the title “pay day loans”) when the annual increase in your pay comes your way and your energy costs go down because of the lighter evenings and warmer days, they can be a very good short-term solution to your short-term financial difficulties.
Jasmin Blunt is a blogger who went to university and struggled to make ends meet and so considered a payday loan to help just before her first wage came in, to keep the cold out.