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

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When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Greencastle. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Premier HVAC Services LLC is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will function against you and switch 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 really make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of 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—essentially blocking your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Premier HVAC Services LLC in Greencastle. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 717-597-9900  to keep cozy this winter!

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