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 comfortable in Tuscaloosa. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, KDM Service Corporation is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the hot water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cool air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s true 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 heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 205-208-8090 to keep warm this time of year!

     


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