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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Buellton. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and turn on 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 cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the warm water and the water begins 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 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 comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 805-242-9638 to keep warm this winter!