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 warm when the temperatures plummet in Buellton. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Protect 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 uncovered, 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 keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you leave the warm water. When you’re exposed to 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.
  • Making 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 drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your house 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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