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 falls in Carlsbad. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the team at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures decreases. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Guard 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 uncovered, more heat will disappear.
  • 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 light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • 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 remedy 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, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the usual ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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