staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try some tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in Huntsville. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out 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 you need. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears 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 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 keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you leave the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • 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.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville. There’s no better 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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