Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Abilene. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Abilene Air-Tech Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a hot 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 will warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally trapping your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!