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 comfortable when the temperatures plummet in Brandon. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing do annual furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. Protect 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 exposed, 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 reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder 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 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.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting 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 try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the usual ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon. 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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