staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Payson. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the warm water and the water begins 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially blocking your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 928-263-8570 to keep warm this time of year!

     


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