staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try little tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures drop in Manassas Park. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is out in the open, more heat will disappear.
  • 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 light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat 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 get 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 lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Drinking 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 mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house 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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