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 comfortable in Newton. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Brookwood Inc is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will work 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 actually make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 exchange—basically trapping 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 outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid 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 comfortable is loyally arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Brookwood Inc in Newton. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 641-316-9803 to keep cozy this time of year!

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