staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures plummet in Omaha. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are truly making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at The Frazier Company do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Guard 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 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 help keep in your body heat in a similar way—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 get 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 core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring 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 begin to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with The Frazier Company in Omaha. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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