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 Crestview. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Gordon Air Conditioning is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are really 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 gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and switch 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 colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 850-250-0335 to keep comfortable this time of year!