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 comfortable when the temperatures plummet in Marshfield. Sadly, some of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at House of Heating Incorporated do annual furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Cover 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 be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. 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 heat under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you get out of 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 temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having 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 cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield. There’s no easier 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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