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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Anchorage. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a warm 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 can warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder 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 in return—essentially trapping your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services in Anchorage. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 907-202-9798 to keep comfortable this winter!