staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Saint Marys. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cool air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real 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 proportionate 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning in Saint Marys. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 912-208-2470 to keep warm this time of year!

     


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