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

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When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Murrieta. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Cool Air Solutions is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the usual myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact 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 will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water and the water begins 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 951-676-2665 to keep cozy this season!

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