staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures drop in Lawrence. Sadly, some of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Scott Temperature do annual furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes 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 exposed, more heat will be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • 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 cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Scott Temperature in Lawrence. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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