staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Marshalltown. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Kapaun & Brown Inc. is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the common fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will function against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the warm water and the water commences 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—basically locking in 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 escapes from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Kapaun & Brown Inc. in Marshalltown. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 641-812-2028 to keep warm this winter!

     


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