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 West Columbia. Sadly, a few of those remedies are truly making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. do regular furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you need. 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 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 warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to 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 lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia. 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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