staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Perry. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Gillman Heating and Air is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the frosty air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally blocking your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gillman Heating and Air in Perry. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 478-202-3076 to keep comfortable this time of year!

     


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