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 Alice. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Rescue Heating & Air is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the collective myths 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and turn 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 cooler 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 colder when you get out of the warm water and the water starts 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 back—essentially trapping your body warmth 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 proportionate 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 avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Rescue Heating & Air in Alice. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 361-265-4371 to keep warm this time of year!