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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Bossier City. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable 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 hold that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will function 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 colder 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 leave the nice 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 escapes 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 evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc in Bossier City. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 318-855-2326 to keep cozy this season!