HOW DO COLDER COUNTRIES STAY WARM DURING THE WINTER?

As we ready ourselves for the winter season, folks living in cold regions around the world have to prepare for ice and snow. Bundling up takes on a new meaning when you’re wearing more than three pieces of clothing just to stay warm! Here are some of the ways we suspect these people that live in bone-chilling temperatures keep warm enough to work:

Proper Insulation

Living in igloos or packed-snow houses like Alaskan eskimos provides home and shelter during below-zero temperatures. Igloos are built from compressed snow blocks, which are stacked around a hole. Snow has many air pockets and is much lighter when compared to solid ice. Igloos are also constructed in layers. The upper level is normally the sleeping quarters, the fire is in the middle and the bottom is the cold sump. The cold air from inside the igloo moves to the bottom and allows the upper areas to be warmer. The entrance is at the bottom and has one right angle for preventing high winds from blowing out the fire and freezing the residents. A small hole at the top keeps the smoke from building up inside of the igloo.

Loose Clothing

People living in colder climates may look bulky but they’re keeping warm! Most of the bulk may result from the layers of clothing they’re wearing just to stay warm in the cold, Northern temps. Wearing tight clothes can cause perspiration that lingers on the skin, resulting in frostbite and even nerve damage, so loose layers are the best plan of action.

Fires

Finally, if residents living in polar areas have a roaring fire in their fireplace, more than likely they’re not building it out of logs since Arctic areas are seriously lacking when it comes to tree life. Instead, they probably warm up by a crackling fire created with animal fat!

Stay Warm All Winter Long with Help from Del-Air

The winter months are a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones while enjoying good food. However, wintertime will not be wonderful if your home-heating system isn’t working properly. Our  heating service experts at Del-Air are here for all your heating sales and service needs. From installing furnaces and heating pumps to performing preventative maintenance on your system, you can trust Del-Air to deliver. Find more information by reading our blogs on staying warm this winter.

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