staying warm in colder weather

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

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Columbus. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the usual legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact 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 consume a warm 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 really make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the hot 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 true 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 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 614-451-0846 to keep cozy this time of year!

     


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