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 warm when the temperatures drop in West Valley City. Though we wish they didn’t, a number of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning do regular furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is exposed, 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 you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier 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 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, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City. There’s no simplier 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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