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 cozy when the temperatures plummet in Carson City. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Anderson Heating & A/C do regular furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These things 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 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 the warmer season. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—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 frigid.
  • 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 soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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