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 cozy when the temperatures falls in Marshalltown. Though we wish they didn’t, a number of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the experts at B & G HVAC do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you need. Guard 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 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 help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to 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 make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual 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 B & G HVAC in Marshalltown. There’s no better way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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