staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try little tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures falls in Lake Forest. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are truly making us chillier. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. do annual furnace maintenance!
Take a look at 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 disappears through your head, a hat is all you have to have. 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 out in the open, more heat will escape.
  • 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 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 a bad chill 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 chilly.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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