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 drop in Murrieta. Sadly, a number of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Cool Air Solutions do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you need. Protect 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 disappear.
  • 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 rays. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body heat 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 in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy 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, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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