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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Scottsboro. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually 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 work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier 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 leave the nice water and the water starts 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 return—basically blocking 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 escapes from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 256-574-1300 to keep warm this time of year!