staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Tucson. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Ambient Air is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Here are some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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 exchange—essentially trapping your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover 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 scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Ambient Air in Tucson. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 520-201-3871 to keep cozy this time of year!

     


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