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 warm in Drexel Hill. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will work against you and start 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 reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water starts 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially blocking your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in Drexel Hill. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 610-257-7035 to keep warm this winter!