staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try little tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in Ontario. Sadly, a number of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Stan's Heating, Inc do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures drop. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. 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 warmer temperatures. 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 scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move out of the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling frigid.
  • 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.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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