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

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When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Holdrege. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Durable Service is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the usual legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will function against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the nice water and the water commences 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally locking in your body warmth 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 equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade 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 comfortable is dependably arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Durable Service in Holdrege. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 308-832-4327 to keep cozy this winter!

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