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 Kingsville. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC do regular furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Protect 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 disappear.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. 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 heat under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move 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 lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC in Kingsville. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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