Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Bloomington. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, All Seasons Heating & A/C Co is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Here are some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot 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 really make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the hot 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 back—essentially 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 escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade 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 warm is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 812-332-9100 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!