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 cozy in Abilene. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Abilene Air-Tech Inc is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Here are some of the common fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will function against you and switch on 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 chillier because it can reduce 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 nice water and the water commences 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally blocking your body heat 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 proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 comfy is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 325-200-4667 to keep cozy this time of year!

     


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