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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Paxinos. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will work against you and switch 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 in fact make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, 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 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 exchange—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 escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 warm is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Paxinos. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 570-648-0748 to keep cozy this winter!