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 Denton. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are truly making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the experts at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. 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 out in the open, 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 you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder 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 chilly.
  • 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 remedy 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, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the usual ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Oak Point Heating and Air LLC in Denton. 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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