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

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When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Denver. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the collective myths about what will help you warm up 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will function against you and switch 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 more cold when you leave the hot 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—basically locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Denver. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 303-452-4146 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!

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