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

November 10, 2017

We all try some tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures drop in Ronkonkoma. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are truly making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Cool Power LLC do annual furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you need. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is out in the open, more heat will disappear.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the usual ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma. There’s no better way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!