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 cozy in Plover. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Point Heating & Cooling is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold 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 cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the warm water and the water commences 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade 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 warm is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Point Heating & Cooling in Plover. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 715-504-0533 to keep comfortable this winter!