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 drop in Dresden. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling 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 things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. 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 uncovered, more heat will disappear.
  • 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 warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A scorching 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 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 remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting 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.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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