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 drop in Saint Petersburg. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you need. Cover 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 exposed, more heat will be lost.
  • 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 hot 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 out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • 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 cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting 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 keep 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 in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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