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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Cottonwood . Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Connolly Electric & Mechanical is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. 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 hot 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 colder because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave 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 real 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 heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Connolly Electric & Mechanical in Cottonwood . Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 928-244-8840 to keep warm this season!