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 warm when the temperatures plummet in Carson City. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Anderson Heating & A/C do regular furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes 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 disappear.
  • 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 keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you move 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 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 comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City. There’s no simplier 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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