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 Opelika. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the team at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. do regular furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you need. Cover 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 be lost.
  • 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 light. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • 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 cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika. There’s no simplier 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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