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 comfortable in East Bernard. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the common legends 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 hold that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact 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 colder when you get out of the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically trapping your body warmth 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 comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service in East Bernard. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 979-335-4262 to keep cozy this time of year!

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