staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try small tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures falls in Lodi. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the team at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning do annual furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures plumet. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you need. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will disappear.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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