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 comfortable when the temperatures falls in Muskogee. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover 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 exposed, more heat will escape.
  • 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 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 colder when you move out of 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 core 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 reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space 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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