staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Alice. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Rescue Heating & Air is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Rescue Heating & Air in Alice. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 361-265-4371 to keep cozy this winter!

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