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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Dresden. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, McFadden Heating & Cooling is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are really 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 drink 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 will warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the warm water and the water starts 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 back—basically trapping 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 outflows from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid 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 loyally setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 1-866-781-0111 to keep warm this season!