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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Thedford. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Take a look at 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 grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will function against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the frosty air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially trapping your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning in Thedford. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 519-296-4437 to keep warm this time of year!