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 cozy when the temperatures falls in Des Moines. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are truly making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling do annual furnace maintenance!
Check out 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 disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears 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 disappear.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. 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 warmth under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water. When you’re in the 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 make your core temperature drop. 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 soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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