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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Wyandotte. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Check out some of the usual legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. 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 drink a heated beverage, your body will operate 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 actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the nice water and the water starts 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—basically 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 escapes from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect 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 comfortable is dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 734-363-8907 to keep warm this winter!