staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Mount Pleasant. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Olde Towne Heating & Air is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the usual myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact 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 consume a warm beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially blocking your body warmth 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 exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid 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 warm is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 843-485-0967 to keep comfortable this season!

     


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