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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Anaheim. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. 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 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 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 colder when you get out of the hot water and the water begins 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 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 comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid 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 comfortable is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 714-855-1717 to keep comfortable this season!