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 warm when the temperatures drop in Bakersfield. Though we wish they didn’t, a number of those remedies are actually making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing do annual 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 that’s required. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes 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 escape.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature 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 exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling frigid.
  • 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 treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring 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 typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!
 


Back To Blog