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. Sadly, a few of those remedies are truly making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. do annual furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm 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. 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 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 rays. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A scorching 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 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 cure 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 start to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier 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 efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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