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 cozy when the temperatures drop in Chadron. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are truly making us colder. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the experts at MPC Heating & Cooling do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures decreases. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears 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 vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will escape.
  • 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 light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you move out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to 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.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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