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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Lincoln. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, AW Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the collective myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are actually 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 consume 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 decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the hot 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally blocking 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 outflows from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 comfortable is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with AW Heating & Air Conditioning in Lincoln. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 402-318-5351 to keep comfortable this season!