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 warm when the temperatures plummet in Northglenn. Sadly, some of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes 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 uncovered, 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 help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder 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 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 remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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