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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Long Beach. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, YES R&M Inc. is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

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

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a heated 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 will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder 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 hop out of the nice water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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—essentially locking in 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 escapes from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with YES R&M Inc. in Long Beach. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 562-286-6624 to keep comfortable this winter!