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 falls in Montoursville. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the pros at Airmen HVAC Service do regular furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures plumet. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes 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 be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the warmer season. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you get 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 temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!