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

November 10, 2017

We all try little tricks to keep warm when the temperatures plummet in Rapid City. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are truly making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Precision Mechanical do regular furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes 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 be lost.
  • 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 light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill 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 frigid.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Precision Mechanical in Rapid City. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!