staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try some tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in New Castle. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Central Heating & Plumbing do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes 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 rays. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you move out of the warm water. When you’re in the 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 lower your core temperature. 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 soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your home 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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