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 cozy when the temperatures plummet in Robstown. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at McNatt Inc do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will disappear.
  • 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 warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling frigid.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with McNatt Inc in Robstown. There’s no better way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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