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 comfortable when the temperatures falls in Westminster. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are actually making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at True Heating & Cooling do annual furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. 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 out in the open, 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 warmth. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water. When you’re out in 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.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with True Heating & Cooling in Westminster. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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