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 comfortable when the temperatures plummet in Huffman. Sadly, a few of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears 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 exposed, more heat will escape.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. 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 warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm water. When you’re out in 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.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the usual ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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