staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Grand Prairie. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Mustang Mechanical is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will operate against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 quantity of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover 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 faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Mustang Mechanical in Grand Prairie. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 972-445-9504 to keep cozy this time of year!

     


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