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 comfortable when the temperatures drop in Oxford. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. do annual furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These things 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 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 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 light. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you leave the warm water. When you’re exposed to 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.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure 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 try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford. There’s no easier 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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