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 plummet in Middle Georgia. Sadly, some of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the team at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia do annual 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 vanishes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is exposed, more heat will be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • 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.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Middle Georgia. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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