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

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When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Westminster. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, True Heating & Cooling is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the common myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. 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 warm beverage, your body will operate against you and switch 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 in fact make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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—fundamentally 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 escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid 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 scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with True Heating & Cooling in Westminster. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 720-316-1898 to keep cozy this time of year!

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