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 warm when the temperatures falls in Ballwin. Sadly, a number of those remedies are truly making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning do regular furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures plumet. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes 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 escape.
  • 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 warmth. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A scorching 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 frigid.
  • 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.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure 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 begin to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin. 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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