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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Middletown. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, SchagrinGAS Company is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the usual myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can decrease 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 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 locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade 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 arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with SchagrinGAS Company in Middletown. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 302-231-1380 to keep warm this season!