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

November 10, 2017

We all try little tricks to keep warm when the temperatures plummet in Franklin. Sadly, a few of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Winters Heating and Cooling do annual furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures plumet. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will disappear.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you move out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!