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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in New Castle. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Central Heating & Plumbing is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are actually 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 hot beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice 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 exchange—basically blocking your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared 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 comfy is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 724-401-1843 to keep warm this time of year!