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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Saint Petersburg. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will operate against you and turn on 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 cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop 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 exchange—basically locking in your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 727-369-6195 to keep comfortable this winter!