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

November 10, 2017

We all try small tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in Grand Prairie. Sadly, a number of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Bon Air Service Company do routine furnace maintenance!
Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!
  • Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will disappear.
  • Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—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 in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.
  • Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.
  • Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.
Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Bon Air Service Company in Grand Prairie. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!