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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Rocky Mount. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Davis Heating & Air Conditioning is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and switch on 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. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the hot water and the water commences 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 in exchange—fundamentally blocking your body warmth 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 proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 540-369-3790 to keep warm this time of year!