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 warm in Suffolk/Nassau County. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Airmax Long Island Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a heated 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 lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water commences 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—essentially trapping your body heat 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 proportionate 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 dodge this 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 comfy is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Airmax Long Island Inc in Suffolk/Nassau County. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 631-737-5566 to keep warm this season!

     


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