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

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When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Marshfield. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, House of Heating Incorporated is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Here are some of the common myths 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 warm to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and turn 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 cooler because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the nice water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the frosty air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally locking in your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter 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 warm is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 888-384-3163 to keep cozy this time of year!

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