staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Lake Worth. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are really 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 drink a heated beverage, your body will work against you and turn 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 in fact make you colder 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 hop out of the nice 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—basically locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Smyth Air Conditioning Inc in Lake Worth. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 561-533-6066  to keep warm this time of year!

     


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