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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in Genoa. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air do annual furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat 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 move out of the warm water. When you’re out in 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 make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Sadly, some of the typical ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!