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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures falls in Northglenn. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures drop. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. 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 out in the open, more heat will escape.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the warm water. When you’re in the 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.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn. There’s no simplier 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!