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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures plummet in Holdrege. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are truly making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Durable Service do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you have to have. 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 out in the open, more heat will be lost.
  • 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 light. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you get out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • 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.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Durable Service in Holdrege. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!