staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Waterloo. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the collective myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a heated 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 will warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the nice water and the water starts 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially blocking your body comfort 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 comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid 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 faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd in Waterloo. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 519-664-0600 to keep warm this time of year!

     


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