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 warm when the temperatures plummet in West Columbia. Sadly, some of those remedies are truly making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. do routine 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 escapes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Cover 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 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 warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth 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 mug. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia. There’s no easier 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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