staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Vero Beach. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Temp Control of Vero Beach is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp 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 will warm up your skin, it can really 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 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Temp Control of Vero Beach in Vero Beach. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 772-232-7649 to keep comfortable this winter!

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