staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Abilene. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Abilene Air-Tech Inc is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a hot 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 will warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally blocking 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 emits from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 325-200-4667 to keep warm this winter!

     


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