staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Bloomfield. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Stanford Heating & Cooling is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will work against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cold air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially blocking your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Stanford Heating & Cooling in Bloomfield. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 812-825-8695 to keep cozy this time of year!

     


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