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 warm in Osceola County. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Osceola Air, LLC is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Here are some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will function 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 actually make you chillier 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 leave the warm water and the water commences 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically trapping 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 equivalent 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 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 warm is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Osceola Air, LLC in Osceola County. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 407-908-8651 to keep cozy this time of year!

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