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 plummet in South Beloit and Belvidere. Sadly, a number of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures decreases. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. 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 exposed, more heat will escape.
  • 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 rays. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move 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 make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the typical 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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