staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Menomonie and western Wisconsin. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Halverson Brothers Inc is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really 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 gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 in fact make you chillier because it can decrease 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 get out of the nice 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 back—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 emits from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Halverson Brothers Inc in Menomonie and western Wisconsin. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 715-352-4052 to keep cozy this winter!

     


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