staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Hickory. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Climate Control Systems is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a hot 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 really make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water commences 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally blocking your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Climate Control Systems in Hickory. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 828-283-0369 to keep comfortable this winter!

     


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