staying warm in colder weather

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

 

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

Take a look at some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy 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 drink 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 will warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice water and the water begins 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning in Savage. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 952-373-0377 to keep comfortable this season!

     


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