staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Polar Air & Heating Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and switch on 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 chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Polar Air & Heating Inc in Las Vegas. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 702-623-0579 to keep warm this winter!

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