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 warm when the temperatures drop in Derby. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning do regular furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Guard 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 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 a bad chill when you move out of the warm water. When you’re in the 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.
  • 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, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the usual 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 Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby. 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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