Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in West Palm Beach. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Summit Air Conditioning Inc is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact 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 drink a heated beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the hot water and the water commences 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—basically locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 561-582-3390 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!