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

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When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in New Castle. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Central Heating & Plumbing is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Take a look at some of the usual legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are actually 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 drink 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 will warm up your skin, it can really make you colder 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 chillier when you get out of the hot water and the water begins 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically trapping 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 proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 724-658-7111 to keep comfortable this season!

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