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 falls in Irvine. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures plumet. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you need. 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 exposed, more heat will escape.
  • 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 rays. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—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 move out of 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.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring 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 begin to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with True Home Heating and Air Conditioning in Irvine. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your space 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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