staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Mechanicsville. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, M & S Heating & Air LLC is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp 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 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 more cold when you get out of the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the frosty air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s valid 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 comfort 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 equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with M & S Heating & Air LLC in Mechanicsville. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 301-363-4699 to keep warm this season!

     


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