staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Delray Beach. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Kilbourne Heating & AC is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy 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 warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a hot 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 lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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 return—basically locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Kilbourne Heating & AC in Delray Beach. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 561-287-7071 to keep comfortable this winter!

     


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