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 plummet in Phoenix. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc do routine furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is exposed, more heat will disappear.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. 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 heat under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave 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 make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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