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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures drop in Tuscaloosa. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at KDM Service Corporation do regular furnace maintenance!
Read up on some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures decreases. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat disappears 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 vanishes 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 spring and summer. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave 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 lower your core temperature. 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 soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.
Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a simplier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!