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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Sacramento. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, American HVAC Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common myths 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 warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a warm 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 in fact make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, 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 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 comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of exposed 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with American HVAC Inc in Sacramento. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 916-243-6714 to keep cozy this winter!