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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Hudsonville. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the usual legends 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 toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and start 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 chillier because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the hot water and the water commences 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 heat 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 equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at (616) 669-3961 to keep cozy this season!