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

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When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Anaheim. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. 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 gulp a heated beverage, your body will function against you and start 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 chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially locking in 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 escapes from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 714-855-1717 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!

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