staying warm in colder weather

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

We all try little tricks to keep warm when the temperatures falls in Winnipeg. Though we wish they didn’t, a number of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning do routine furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears 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 vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is out in the open, more heat will escape.
  • 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 warmth. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—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 in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • 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.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring 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.
Though it’s unfortunate, 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


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