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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Ballwin and St. Charles. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Air Alliance Team is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the collective legends 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 hold that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent 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 dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Alliance Team in Ballwin and St. Charles. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 636-206-4250 to keep warm this season!