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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Lake Worth. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common myths 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 toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a warm 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 in fact make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Smyth Air Conditioning Inc in Lake Worth. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 561-533-6066  to keep warm this winter!