staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Booneville. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you colder because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 in exchange—fundamentally locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 662-269-8716 to keep comfortable this winter!

     


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