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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in St. Louis. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you warm up 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 cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will function 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 in fact make you colder because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 back—basically blocking 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 proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 comfy is faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 314-262-4541 to keep comfortable this time of year!