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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep warm when the temperatures falls in the Rio Grande Valley. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the team at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. do routine furnace maintenance!
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is out in the open, more heat will be lost.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the warmer season. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the usual ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!