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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in St. Cloud. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Osceola Air, LLC is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Here are some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm 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 really make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of 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 blocking 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 outflows 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 comfy is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Osceola Air, LLC in St. Cloud. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 407-477-6319 to keep warm this time of year!