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

November 10, 2017

We all try little tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in Hamilton. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are truly making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures plumet. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. Protect 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 uncovered, more heat will be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you leave the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!