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 Dayton. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Jent Mechanical LLC is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Check out some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up 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 drink a hot beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the nice water and the water commences 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically 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 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 evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 937-845-1111 to keep cozy this winter!

     


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