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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Pocatello. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Vogts Heating & Air is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the usual legends 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 work against you and turn 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 decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the hot 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 blocking 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 emits from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Vogts Heating & Air in Pocatello. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 208-621-0129 to keep warm this season!