staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Lexington. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, James Heating & A/C, Inc is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the usual 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 gulp a warm beverage, your body will function against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the warm water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cool air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally blocking your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 336-853-6070 to keep comfortable this season!

     


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