staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try small tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in Saint Petersburg. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc do routine furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you need. Protect 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 out in the open, more heat will escape.
  • 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 help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm water. When you’re out in 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 temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy 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 better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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