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 Colorado Springs. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are truly making us colder. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Mitchell Heating do annual furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. 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 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 rays. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A steamy 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 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 remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when 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 keep warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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