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 Cape Coral. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are truly making us chillier. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Comfort Zone Inc do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you need. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is out in the open, more heat will be lost.
  • 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 reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A steamy 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 exposed to 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 remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring 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.
Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!