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 Hodgenville. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Phelps Heating & Cooling is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Check out some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will function 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 actually make you colder because it can decrease 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 warm 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally 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 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 avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Phelps Heating & Cooling in Hodgenville. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 270-358-3167 to keep cozy this season!