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 comfortable in Alliance. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Check out some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable 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 hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the warm water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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 back—fundamentally trapping your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared with 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 308-646-3827 to keep cozy this season!