Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Marshall. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, All Elements Heating & Air LLC is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually 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 gulp a heated beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the hot 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 return—essentially locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with All Elements Heating & Air LLC in Marshall. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 903-702-3941 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!