staying warm in colder weather

Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder

 

When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Tomball. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Premium Air Services LLC is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cold air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Premium Air Services LLC in Tomball. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 713-364-9957 to keep cozy this season!

     


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