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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Racine. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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—basically locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered 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 warm is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc in Racine. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 262-358-9468 to keep cozy this time of year!