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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Stuart. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Breathe Healthier Air is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder 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 more cold when you hop out of the warm 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Breathe Healthier Air in Stuart. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 772-600-7151 to keep comfortable this winter!