staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try little tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures plummet in Excelsior Springs. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Colvin's Heating and Cooling do annual furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures plumet. These habits 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 exposed, more heat will be lost.
  • 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 rays. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you get out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to 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 comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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