staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Omaha. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, The Frazier Company is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the usual myths 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 cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will work against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water and the water begins 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 exchange—essentially locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate 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 warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with The Frazier Company in Omaha. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 402-896-5900 to keep comfortable this winter!

     


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