staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures plummet in Beaverton. Though we wish they didn’t, a number of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. do regular furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures plumet. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you need. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes 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 spring and summer. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get 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 comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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