staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Savage. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the collective myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cold air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially locking in 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 escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning in Savage. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 952-373-0377 to keep comfortable this winter!

     


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