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 cozy when the temperatures drop in Carpentersville. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc do annual furnace maintenance!
Take a look at 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 disappears through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Protect 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 uncovered, more heat will escape.
  • 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 warmth. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—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 out in 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 lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing 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 start to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville. There’s no better way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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