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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures plummet in Excelsior Springs. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Colvin's Heating and Cooling do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. 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 exposed, 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 light. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs. There’s no better way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!