staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try some tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures drop in Rapid City. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the team at Street Heating and Cooling do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Protect 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 exposed, more heat will be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the warmer season. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot 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 a chill.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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