staying warm in colder weather

Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder

We all try small tricks to keep warm when the temperatures drop in Litchfield Park. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Cooler Tymes LLC do annual furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will escape.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the warmer season. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you move out of the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park. There’s no better way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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