staying warm in colder weather

Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder

 

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Heflin. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the warm water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially blocking your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 256-270-1196 to keep cozy this winter!

     


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