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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in McMurray. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can lower 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 leave the hot water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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—basically locking in your body heat 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 exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in McMurray. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 724-370-0141 to keep cozy this winter!