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 cozy in Mechanicsville. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, M & S Heating & Air LLC is always available to perform 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 drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and turn 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 fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water starts 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 trapping your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with M & S Heating & Air LLC in Mechanicsville. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 301-363-4699 to keep cozy this winter!

     


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