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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Lafayette. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, AC Sales is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

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

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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 locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with AC Sales in Lafayette. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at (337) 234-2345 to keep cozy this winter!