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

November 10, 2017

We all try little tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures falls in Monroe. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are actually making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures decreases. These habits are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover 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 disappear.
  • 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 rays. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you leave 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 core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Having 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, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the usual ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!