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 warm when the temperatures falls in Manassas. Sadly, a number of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. do annual 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 vanishes 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 disappears from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the warmer season. 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 warmth under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you move out of the warm water. When you’re out in 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 core 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 comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas. 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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