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

November 10, 2017

 

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

Here are some of the collective fables 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 consume a heated beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—basically locking in 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 proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 862-345-6896 to keep cozy this season!