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

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When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Branchville. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Here are some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the hot 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 862-345-6896 to keep comfortable this time of year!

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