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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures plummet in Huffman. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are truly making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures drop. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you need. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will escape.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move out of the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling frigid.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the usual ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!