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 warm in Mobile. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the usual 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 clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will function 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 chillier 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 nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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 blocking 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 emits from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 251-471-2674 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!

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